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Conformal fluid dynamics


Jarvis, PD and van Holten, JW, Conformal fluid dynamics, Nuclear Physics B, 734, (3) pp. 272-286. ISSN 0550-3213 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2005.11.021


We present a conformal theory of a dissipationless relativistic fluid in 2 space-time dimensions. The theory carries with it a representation of the algebra of 2D area-preserving diffeomorphisms in the target space of the complex scalar potentials. A complete canonical description is given, and the central charge of the current algebra is calculated. The passage to the quantum theory is discussed in some detail; as a result of operator ordering problems, full quantization at the level of the fields is as yet an open problem. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Other physical sciences
Research Field:Other physical sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
UTAS Author:Jarvis, PD (Dr Peter Jarvis)
ID Code:41131
Year Published:2006
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (DP0208808)
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Physics
Deposited On:2006-08-01
Last Modified:2007-03-14

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