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Equilibrium binary correlations in a classical relativistic homogeneous electron gas

Authors
Journal
Physica
0031-8914
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
32
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0031-8914(66)90043-7
Disciplines
  • Physics

Abstract

Abstract An expression for the binary correlation Fourier transform in a relativistic classical electron gas is derived using the Liouville equation for matter plus field. In many cases, the temperature of matter does not equal that of radiation; it is shown that the two particles correlation depends in a very crucial way on the difference between the particles and field temperatures. The well known cases of the black body and electromagnetic vacuum field distributions are easily recovered. It is shown that due to the absence of the law of action and reaction for electromagnetic forces, no relativistic Boltzmann factor exists in the electromagnetic vacuum case and that the methods of equilibrium statistical mechanics to calculate thermodynamic properties fail.

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