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Wave propagation in relativistic Extended Thermodynamics

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We classify the thermodynamical waves that propagate in a non-equilibrium gas governed by the field equations of relativistic extended thermodynamics. The calculations are carried out for a generic state function appropriate to mon-atomic ideal gases. In the particular cases of the non-degenerate gas specific wave speeds are calculated. In the limit of the non-relativistic and the ultra-relativistic gas the results agree with those given before in literature.

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Seccia, L., Strumia, A. Wave propagation in relativistic Extended Thermodynamics. Continuum Mech. Thermodyn 2, 151–161 (1990). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01126720

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  • Wave Propagation
  • Generic State
  • Field Equation
  • State Function
  • Wave Speed