10-162 David Klein, Wei-Shih Yang
Grand canonical ensembles in general relativity (68K, latex) Oct 3, 10
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Abstract. We develop a formalism for general relativistic, grand canonical ensembles in space-times with timelike Killing fields. Using that formalism we derive ideal gas laws, and show how they depend on the geometry of the particular space-times. A systematic method for calculating Newtonian limits is given for a class of these space-times, which is illustrated for Kerr space-time. In addition, we prove uniqueness of the infinite volume Gibbs measure, and absence of phase transitions for a class of interaction potentials in anti-de Sitter space-time.

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