Hot Fluids and Nonlinear Quantum Mechanics

Swadesh M. Mahajan, Felipe A. Asenjo

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A hot relativistic fluid is viewed as a collection of quantum objects that represent interacting elementary particles. We present a conceptual framework for deriving nonlinear equations of motion obeyed by these hypothesized objects. A uniform phenomenological prescription, to affect the quantum transition from a corresponding classical system, is invoked to derive the nonlinear Schrödinger, Klein–Gordon, and Pauli–Schrödinger and Feynman-GellMaan equations. It is expected that the emergent hypothetical nonlinear quantum mechanics would advance, in a fundamental way, both the conceptual understanding and computational abilities, particularly, in the field of extremely high energy-density physics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1435-1449
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Theoretical Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 May 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Fluids
  • High energy density physics
  • Nonlinear quantum mechanics
  • Temperature


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