Anisotropic Jüttner (relativistic Boltzmann) distribution
- 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.