Relativistic mechanical–thermodynamical formalism—description of inelastic collisions

  title={Relativistic mechanical–thermodynamical formalism—description of inelastic collisions},
  author={J G{\"u}{\'e}mez and M Fiolhais and L. A. Fern{\'a}ndez},
  journal={European Journal of Physics},
We present a relativistic formalism inspired by the Minkowski four-vectors that also includes conservation laws such as the first law of thermodynamics. It remains close to the relativistic four-vector formalism developed for a single particle, but is also related to the classical treatment of problems that require both Newton's second law and the energy conservation law. We apply the developed formalism to inelastic collisions to better show how it works. 
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