Relativity and Cosmology


Black Body Radiation in Moving Frames

Authors: Kamran Derakhshani

The problem of black body radiation when measured by a moving observer has a pivotal role in relativistic thermodynamics. Mutually, it depends on the thermodynamical definition of the thermal equilibrium and temperature of moving bodies, i.e. under a Lorentz transformation, and also in a gravitational field. Surprisingly, even after more than a century, relativistic thermodynamics is not a mature theory and is still an open problem without a consensus. This article is a brief review of the evolution of this theory with a special focus on the black body radiation in moving frames. As an application, we use the results in the most interesting topics of the quantum field theory in curved space: Hawking radiation, and Unruh effect.

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[v1] 2019-04-05 09:22:14

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