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The Relativistic Boltzmann Equation: Theory and Applications

  • Carlo Cercignani
  • Gilberto Medeiros Kremer

Part of the Progress in Mathematical Physics book series (PMP, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Carlo Cercignani, Gilberto Medeiros Kremer
    Pages 1-30
  3. Carlo Cercignani, Gilberto Medeiros Kremer
    Pages 31-63
  4. Carlo Cercignani, Gilberto Medeiros Kremer
    Pages 65-98
  5. Carlo Cercignani, Gilberto Medeiros Kremer
    Pages 99-110
  6. Carlo Cercignani, Gilberto Medeiros Kremer
    Pages 111-147
  7. Carlo Cercignani, Gilberto Medeiros Kremer
    Pages 149-170
  8. Carlo Cercignani, Gilberto Medeiros Kremer
    Pages 171-190
  9. Carlo Cercignani, Gilberto Medeiros Kremer
    Pages 191-231
  10. Carlo Cercignani, Gilberto Medeiros Kremer
    Pages 233-270
  11. Carlo Cercignani, Gilberto Medeiros Kremer
    Pages 271-290
  12. Carlo Cercignani, Gilberto Medeiros Kremer
    Pages 291-325
  13. Carlo Cercignani, Gilberto Medeiros Kremer
    Pages 327-346
  14. Carlo Cercignani, Gilberto Medeiros Kremer
    Pages 347-369
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 371-386

About this book

Introduction

The aim of this book is to present the theory and applications of the relativistic Boltzmann equation in a self-contained manner, even for those readers who have no familiarity with special and general relativity. Though an attempt is made to present the basic concepts in a complete fashion, the style of presentation is chosen to be appealing to readers who want to understand how kinetic theory is used for explicit calculations. The book will be helpful not only as a textbook for an advanced course on relativistic kinetic theory but also as a reference for physicists, astrophysicists and applied mathematicians who are interested in the theory and applications of the relativistic Boltzmann equation.

Keywords

EFE Four-velocity Gravity Lorentz transformation Minkowski space Relativity SR Special relativity Statistical mechanics general relativity linear optimization special and general relativity

Authors and affiliations

  • Carlo Cercignani
    • 1
  • Gilberto Medeiros Kremer
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di MatematicaPolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Departamento de FísicaUniversidade Federal do ParanáCuritibaBrazil

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