Introduction to Relativistic Continuum Mechanics

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Springer, Sep 30, 2007 - Science - 340 pages

This mathematically-oriented introduction takes the point of view that students should become familiar, at an early stage, with the physics of relativistic continua and thermodynamics within the framework of special relativity. Therefore, in addition to standard textbook topics such as relativistic kinematics and vacuum electrodynamics, the reader will be thoroughly introduced to relativistic continuum and fluid mechanics. There is emphasis on the 3+1 splitting technique.

 

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Contents

Axiomatic Formulation
1
SpaceTime Geometry and Relativistic Kinematics
21
Test Particle Dynamics
108
Applications
147
Relativistic Kinematics for a ThreeDimensional Continuum
168
Elements of Classical Dynamics of a Continuum
207
Elements of Relativistic Dynamics of a Continuum
239
Elements of Relativistic Thermodynamics of a Continuum
263
Relativistic Electromagnetism in Vacuum
308
Index
339
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