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Does the temperature of a body depend on the frame of reference? [duplicate]

Does the temperature of a body depend on the frame of reference?
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Is internal energy frame-dependent? [duplicate]

In the realm of kinetic theory of gases, the internal energy of gas is solely due to the sum of kinetic energies of all particles, since kinetic energy is frame dependent I was thinking whether a ...
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Motion at absolute 0 in relative to [duplicate]

Hypothetically, if we could get some type of particle to be at absolute 0 would it be technically still have relative motion due to an observer outside of earth. E.g earth is moving therefor particle ...
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Is there any change in temperature due to special relativity? [duplicate]

Say I am travelling in a spaceship very close to the speed of light. Would there be any change in temperature in the spaceship relative to outside the spaceship? Please explain in detail.
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Heat energy in special theory of relativity [duplicate]

Is heat energy invariant under Lorentz transformation? If so then how?
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Is temperature a Lorentz scalar [duplicate]

If I see a body at temperature $T$, will I see the same temperature in another frame under a Lorentz boost. And will the internal energy of a body also remain invariant under a Lorentz boost or not..
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Paradox regarding phase transitions in relativistic systems

The main question I would like to ask is whether quantities such as density are dependent on the frame of reference. I have searched several forums and the answer is somewhat controversial. Some ...
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0 Kelvin body moving

As many books say: Temperature is (proportional, almost, etc...) average kinetic energy of particles. My question is this. "Suppose there is a body somewhere in empty space which moves at ...
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Relativity of temperature paradox

The imagined scenario: Part A: From special relativity we know that velocity is a relative physical quantity, that is, it is dependent on the frame of reference of choice. This means that kinetic ...
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Why does a Lorentz scalar field transform as $U^{-1}(\Lambda)\phi(x)U(\Lambda) = \phi(\Lambda^{-1}x)$?

This problem is from Srednicki page 19. Why $U^{-1}(\Lambda)\phi(x)U(\Lambda) = \phi(\Lambda^{-1}x)$? Can anyone derive this? $\phi$ is a scalar and $\Lambda$ Lorentz transformation.
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Why isn't temperature frame dependent?

In (non-relativistic) classical physics, if the temperature of an object is proportional to the average kinetic energy ${1 \over 2} m\overline {v^{2}}$of its particles (or molecules), then shouldn't ...
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Which temperature transformation does QFT allow?

Background Taken from here Is temperature a Lorentz invariant in relativity?: Einstein himself, in a 1907 review (available in translation as Am. J. Phys. 45, 512 (1977), e.g. here), and ...
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Is the entropy a Lorentz invariant?

So this is the pure question that came into my mind right now. Is the entropy a Lorentz invariant? How does the entropy of a gas behaves, when for example it's accelerated at $v = \frac{c}{2}$ or ...
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From a particle's point of view is his temperature absolute zero

Since the vibration of the particles is what cause temperature and a particle from its own point of view is not moving, is its temperature 0°K from its own point of view? Is there a thing like ...
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Invariance of Temperature in Classical Physics

How can we explain that Temperature is a classically frame-independent quantity to high school kids?

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