# Tolman temperature gradients in a gravitational field

@article{Santiago2019TolmanTG, title={Tolman temperature gradients in a gravitational field}, author={Jessica Santiago and Matt Visser}, journal={European Journal of Physics}, year={2019}, volume={40} }

Tolman’s relation for the temperature gradient in an equilibrium self-gravitating general relativistic fluid is broadly accepted within the general relativity community. However, the concept of temperature gradients in thermal equilibrium continues to cause confusion in other branches of physics, since it contradicts naive versions of the laws of classical thermodynamics. In this paper we discuss the crucial role of the universality of free fall. We also provide an interesting pedagogical…

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