Relativistic Kinetic Theory: An Introduction
by Olivier Sarbach, Thomas Zannias
Publisher: arXiv 2013
Number of pages: 30
We present a brief introduction to the relativistic kinetic theory of gases with emphasis on the underlying geometric and Hamiltonian structure of the theory. Our formalism starts with a discussion on the tangent bundle of a Lorentzian manifold of arbitrary dimension...
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