Hyperbolic theories of dissipation: Why and when do we need them?

Luis Herrera, Diego Pavón

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We illustrate and emphasize the relevance of hyperbolic theories of dissipation in different physical scenarios. Particular attention is paid to self-gravitating systems, where the relaxation time may become large enough as to require a description of the transient regime. It is argued that even outside that regime, hyperbolic theories may be needed to provide an accurate description of dissipative processes. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-130
JournalPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2002


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