Aug 12 – 18, 2012
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New relativistic dissipative fluid dynamics from kinetic theory

Aug 16, 2012, 4:00 PM
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Amaresh Jaiswal (Tata Institute of Fundamental research, Mumbai)


Starting with the relativistic Boltzmann equation where the collision term is generalized to include nonlocal effects, and using Grad's 14-moment approximation for the single-particle distribution function, we derive equations for the relativistic dissipative fluid dynamics. We compare them with the corresponding equations obtained in the standard Israel-Stewart and related approaches. Our method generates all the second-order terms that are allowed by symmetry, some of which have been missed by the traditional approaches, and the coefficients of other terms are altered. The first-order or Navier-Stokes equations too get modified. Significance of these findings is demonstrated in the framework of one-dimensional Bjorken scaling expansion of the matter formed in relativistic heavy-ion collisions.

Primary author

Amaresh Jaiswal (Tata Institute of Fundamental research, Mumbai)


Rajeev Bhalerao (TIFR) Subrata Pal (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India)

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