Variational Principle for Relativistic Fluid Dynamics

  title={Variational Principle for Relativistic Fluid Dynamics},
  author={H. Elze and Yogiro Hama and T. Kodama and M. Makler and J. Rafelski},
  journal={Journal of Physics G},
  • H. Elze, Yogiro Hama, +2 authors J. Rafelski
  • Published 1999
  • Physics
  • Journal of Physics G
  • The variational principle for the special and general relativistic hydrodynamics is discussed in view of its application to obtain approximate solutions to these problems. We show that effective Lagrangians can be obtained for suitable ansatze for the dynamical variables such as the density profile of the system. As an example, the relativistic version of spherical droplet motion (Rayleigh-Plesset equation) is derived from a simple Lagrangian. For the general relativistic case the most general… CONTINUE READING