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Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 11, Issue 3–4, pp 247–254 | Cite as

A derivation of the hydrodynamical equations for superfluid helium

  • T. C. Lubensky
Article

Abstract

A purely macroscopic and unambiguous derivation of the hydrodynamical equations for superfluid helium is presented. The existence of a condensate wave function is inserted in the beginning as an essential in the description of the thermodynamic state of superfluid helium, and the derivation is carried out in the frame in which the normal velocity is zero.

Keywords

Helium Wave Function Magnetic Material Normal Velocity Thermodynamic State 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. C. Lubensky
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia

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