Articles | Volume 34, issue 9
Ann. Geophys., 34, 737–738, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-34-737-2016
Ann. Geophys., 34, 737–738, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-34-737-2016

ANGEO Communicates 07 Sep 2016

ANGEO Communicates | 07 Sep 2016

Anisotropic Jüttner (relativistic Boltzmann) distribution

Rudolf A. Treumann1,a and Wolfgang Baumjohann2 Rudolf A. Treumann and Wolfgang Baumjohann
  • 1Department of Geophysics and Environmental Sciences, Munich University, Munich, Germany
  • 2Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Graz, Austria
  • acurrently at: International Space Science Institute, Bern, Switzerland

Abstract. A rigorous derivation of the Jüttner (covariant Boltzmann) distribution is provided for anisotropic pressure (or temperature) tensors. It was in similar form anticipated first by Gladd (1983). Its manifestly covariant version follows straightforwardly from its scalar property.

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The rigorous derivation of the Jüttner (covariant Boltzmann) distribution is provided for anisotropic pressure (or temperature) tensors. It was in similar form anticipated first by Gladd (1983). Its manifestly covariant version follows straightforwardly from its scalar property.