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Cosmological Thermodynamics in the Gravitationally Induced Particle Creation Mechanism

  • Subhajit SahaEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter deals with a thermodynamic analysis on the apparent horizon of a spatially flat Friedmann–Lemaitre–Robertson–Walker universe endowed with the gravitationally induced adiabatic particle creation described by an arbitrary particle creation rate. Assuming a perfect fluid with a (constrained) constant equation of state, the validity of the first law, the generalized second law, and thermodynamic equilibrium have been tested. It is evident that our analysis may help to constrain various parameters of phenomenological particle creation models that have been considered in recent literature.

Keywords

Dissipative process Nonequilibrium thermodynamics Eckart theory Israel–Stewart theory Bulk viscosity Creation pressure Specific entropy Isentropic particle creation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsPanihati MahavidyalayaKolkataIndia

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