Published Online: 27 JAN 2005
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Beyond Equilibrium Thermodynamics
How to Cite
Öttinger, H. C. (2005) Relativistic Hydrodynamics, in Beyond Equilibrium Thermodynamics, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471727903.ch5
- Published Online: 27 JAN 2005
- Published Print: 2 MAR 2005
Print ISBN: 9780471666585
Online ISBN: 9780471727903
- fluxes as structural variables;
- extended irreversible thermodynamics;
- relativistic imperfect fluids;
- covariant and non-covariant formulations;
- bulk viscous cosmology
After addressing topics of great practical relevance associated with Newtonian and complex fluids, a question of fundamental importance is addressed in this chapter: Can the GENERIC framework of beyond-equilibrium thermodynamics be applied to relativistic problems? The affirmative answer is by no means obvious in view of the distinguished role of time in the fundamental time-evolution equation. A minimal theory of relativistic hydrodynamics arises naturally, immediately suggesting the developments made between 1940 and 1976, and even gravity can be included in accordance with general relativity. As an application, we formulate and study the GENERIC equations for bulk viscous cosmology.