Radiative Transport Coefficients and Their Mutual Relations

  • Byung Chan EuEmail author


In this chapter we apply the covariant kinetic theory of quantum dilute relativistic gases developed in Chap.  2 of this Volume and, in particular, the theory of transport processes to explicitly calculate transport coefficients of photons interacting with matter. A model will be taken for collision processes so as to facilitate explicit computations to compare with empirical results observed in the laboratory. The results of the present application therefore will serve as a validation of the covariant kinetic theory employed, at least, in one aspect of the theory of transport processes in matter and radiation we have formulated in the previous chapter.


Wave Packet Kinetic Theory Bulk Viscosity Irreversible Process Transport Coefficient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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