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ERIC Number: EJ817556
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Relativistic Hydrodynamics for Heavy-Ion Collisions
Ollitrault, Jean-Yves
European Journal of Physics, v29 n2 p275-302 Mar 2008
Relativistic hydrodynamics is essential to our current understanding of nucleus-nucleus collisions at ultrarelativistic energies (current experiments at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, forthcoming experiments at the CERN Large Hadron Collider). This is an introduction to relativistic hydrodynamics for graduate students. It includes a detailed derivation of the equations and a description of the hydrodynamical evolution of a heavy-ion collision. Some knowledge of thermodynamics and special relativity is assumed. (Contains 6 figures and 7 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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