Accession Number : AD0708137

Title :   RELATIVISTIC THERMODYNAMICS,

Corporate Author : SYRACUSE UNIV N Y DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Hamity,Victor H.

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : The report shows that a generalized formulation of statistical mechanics provides a unified logical basis for the construction of a manifestly covariant theory of relativistic thermodynamics in contrast to heuristic approaches, such as the original theory by Planck and Einstein, and more recent ones by Ott and Moller. The generalized formalism is applied to discuss the relativistic thermodynamics of black body radiation, including such processes as the absorption and reflection of a light beam as well as the adiabatic cooling of cosmic black body radiation in Milne's model of the universe. The measurement of the temperature of a light beam is also discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RELATIVITY THEORY, THERMODYNAMICS), STATISTICAL MECHANICS, BLACKBODY RADIATION, LIGHT, ABSORPTION, REFLECTION, GROUPS(MATHEMATICS), NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, ENTROPY, ENTHALPY

Subject Categories : Quantum Theory and Relativity
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE