Temperature and Gravitational Potential
It is argued that thermal equilibrium of spatially extended systems is characterized by the presence of a “global” temperature, but that there also exists a “local” temperature, which is sensitive to the value of the gravitational potential. It is further asserted that thermometers read out the local temperature.
KeywordsThermodynamic Equilibrium Gravitational Potential Thermodynamic Potential Integral Spin Killing Field
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