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Stress energy tensor's Component

  1. Oct 31, 2012 #1
    Hello,

    Considering stress energy tensor as:

    [T00,T01,T02,T03
    T10,T12,T13,T14
    T20,T21,T22,T24
    T30,T31,T32,T33]

    Is T00=Energy density?
    Is T10,T20,T30 = momentum density?
    t02=energy flux?
    t11,t22,t33=pressure?
    which is the momentum flux?
    where is the shear stress?

    Thanks,

    -- Shounak
     
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  3. Oct 31, 2012 #2

    haushofer

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    Have you considered textbooks like Wald, d'Inverno or Carroll, or e.g. wikipedia? The physical meaning of the components are nice explained there.
     
  4. Oct 31, 2012 #3

    bcrowell

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