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Title: On the role of the chaotic velocity in relativistic kinetic theory

In this paper we revisit the concept of chaotic velocity within the context of relativistic kinetic theory. Its importance as the key ingredient which allows to clearly distinguish convective and dissipative effects is discussed to some detail. Also, by addressing the case of the two component mixture, the relevance of the barycentric comoving frame is established and thus the convenience for the introduction of peculiar velocities for each species. The fact that the decomposition of molecular velocity in systematic and peculiar components does not alter the covariance of the theory is emphasized. Moreover, we show that within an equivalent decomposition into space-like and time-like tensors, based on a generalization of the relative velocity concept, the Lorentz factor for the chaotic velocity can be expressed explicitly as an invariant quantity. This idea, based on Ellis' theorem, allows to foresee a natural generalization to the general relativistic case.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Departamento de Física, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, Apartado Postal 55-534, 09340 México D.F. (Mexico)
  2. Departamento de Matemáticas Aplicadas y Sistemas, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Cuajimalpa, Prol. Vasco de Quiroga 4871, México D. F. 05348 (Mexico)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22264068
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1578; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 5. Leopoldo Garcia-Colin Mexican meeting on mathematical and experimental physics, Mexico City (Mexico), 9-13 Sep 2013; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICAL METHODS AND COMPUTING; CHAOS THEORY; DECOMPOSITION; MIXTURES; RELATIVISTIC RANGE; TENSORS