Kinetic theory and fluid dynamics in very high energy nucleus-nucleus collisions

  • Gordon Baym
1. Theory of Quark Matter
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 221)


The physics of the various regimes and non-equilibrium processes encountered in a central ultra-relativistic heavy ion collision, from the initial kinetic period, through the hydrodynamic phase, hadronization transition and eventual freezeout, are surveyed.


Entropy Generation Baryon Number Kinetic Regime Fragmentation Region Central Rapidity Region 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gordon Baym
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  1. 1.Loomis Laboratory of PhysicsUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA

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