Special Theory Of Relativity And Relativistic Thermodynamics

Shantanu Phadke


Galilean transformation equations are proven wrong by the special theory of relativity discovered by A. Einstein. Two inertial observer moving with respect to each other measure quantities such as length, time, mass, kinetic energy to be different. Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution changes under relativistic condition to Maxwell-Juttner distribution under relativistic conditions. But transformation of temperature at high speeds is not agreed upon. The study of transformation of temperature based on kinetic theory of ideal gas is presented.  

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