First order and stable relativistic dissipative hydrodynamics

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Relativistic thermodynamics is derived from kinetic equilibrium in a general frame. Based on a novel interpretation of Lagrange multipliers in the equilibrium state we obtain a generic stable but first order relativistic dissipative hydrodynamics. Although this was believed to be impossible, we circumvent this difficulty by a specific handling of the heat flow.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-110
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 13 2012



  • Eckart theory
  • Generic stability
  • Israel-Stewart theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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