Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 54, Issue 2, pp 407–415 | Cite as

On the flow of special relativistic fluids through channels

  • Paul J. Wiita
Article

Abstract

We derive the equations of motion of a perfect relativistic fluid flowing down a confining channel of varying cross section. The formalism of differential geometry is employed, and we start from the conservation of energy-momentum. Applications to beam models for extragalactic double radio sources are mentioned.

Keywords

Fluid Flow Differential Geometry Radio Source Relativistic Fluid Double Radio Source 

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul J. Wiita
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  1. 1.Institute of AstronomyUniversity of CambridgeEngland

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