9-13 July 2012
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
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Progress in Thermodynamics and Electrodynamics of Relativistic Fluids

Presented by Prof. Azwinndini MURONGA on 13 Jul 2012 from 08:40 to 09:00
Type: Oral Presentation
Session: Theoretical
Track: Track G - Theoretical and Computational Physics

Abstract

Recent advances in numerical techniques and computing technology, as well as new, fully rigorous theoretical treatments, make analysis of relativistic electro-magneto fluid dynamic processes well within reach. A survey of relativistic electro-magneto fluid dynamic processes will be presented. Numerical treatment of electro-magneto fluid dynamic problems by standard methods requires these problems to be formulated as a system consisting purely of partial differential equations with no constraints. I will therefore express the relativistic electro-magneto fluid dynamic equations as hyperbolic systems in divergence form. In the absence of constraints, a general representation is derived for the characteristic form for first-order systems of quasi-linear partial differential equations in vector fields and scalars. I will conclude with a presentation of the application of relativistic electro-magneto fluid dynamics to specific systems under various physical conditions.

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