International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2569

Full Length Research Paper

A statistical analysis of Lorentz invariance in entropy

Aditya Guha
  • Aditya Guha
  • Department of Physics, St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, Delhi 110007, India.
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  •  Received: 04 August 2015
  •  Accepted: 10 October 2015
  •  Published: 30 October 2015

Abstract

After relativity was introduced by Einstein in 1905, several attempts were made to reformulate the other fields of physics to make them consistent with the postulates of Relativity. However, relativistic reformulation remains a bone of contention even today after over a hundred years since Einstein's epoch making papers. This is mainly due to seemingly conflicting yet consistent ways of defining the macroscopic variables to be Lorentz invariant. Here, it will be shown from statistical origins that the current definition of entropy is untenable in relativistic scenarios.

Key words: Statistical mechanics, relativistic thermodynamics, entropy, Lorentz invariance.