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Temperature and relativity

  1. Apr 9, 2005 #1
    What is the relationship between the temperature T of an observer moving at the velocity of light relative to the temperature To of an observer at rest, ? Is T= To / Square root (1-v2/c2) or T= To (square root(1-v2/c2)). Einstein´s or Planck´s deduction ?
     
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  3. Apr 10, 2005 #2

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    I don't know it by heart (i never had to learn it).I can tell u where u can find it,though:Tolman's book [1] (in the newer edition(s),too)..I'm sure it can be found in books on thermodynamics as well,but i don't know of any that's in English...

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    [1]Tolman,R.C.:"Relativity,Thermodynamics and Cosmology",Oxford,1934.
     
  4. Apr 11, 2005 #3

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  5. Apr 11, 2005 #4

    dextercioby

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    I simply doubt it.I think relativistic thermodynamics is a well-established theory.

    Daniel.
     
  6. Apr 11, 2005 #5

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    Maybe. I absolutely don´t know what I´m talking about, just cited the article.
     
  7. Apr 15, 2005 #6
    ? if temperature is a thermodynamic property should be it indepedent of velocity of observer?
     
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