Equilibrium in special relativity

  title={Equilibrium in special relativity},
  author={S. Aranoff},
  journal={Il Nuovo Cimento B (1971-1996)},
  • S. Aranoff
  • Published 1972
  • Physics
  • Il Nuovo Cimento B (1971-1996)
SummaryIt is shown that there are no energy currents perpendicular to the forces on an object. Many reasons for the erroneous nature of the von Laue energy current are given. This energy current is of no help in formulating equilibrium conditions in the conventional synchronous formulation, where additionalad hoc momenta due to the nonconservation of simultaneity have to be added. Equilibrium maintained by continuous time-dependent forces cannot be defined by the simultaneous vanishing of the… Expand
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