Inverse Temperature 4-vector in Special Relativity release_mo4dgyqc7ne5lmhtdylhzofhse

by Zhong Chao Wu

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There exist several prescriptions for identifying the notion of temperature in special relativity. We argue that the inverse temperature 4-vector β is the only viable option from the laws of thermodynamics, and β is a future-directed timelike 4-vector. Using a superfluidity thought experiment, one can show that β is not necessarily along the time direction of the comoving frame of the system, as is usually thought. It is conjectured that, for an isolated system, the 4-vector is determined from the entropy-maximum principle.
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Date   2009-03-26
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Number  ZJUT-0803
arXiv  0804.3827v3
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