Apparent superluminal velocities and random walk in the velocity space

Abhijit Sen, Zurab K. Silagadze

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Abstract

We conjecture that the random walk and the corresponding diffusion in the relativistic velocity space is an adequate method for describing the acceleration process in relativistic jets. Considering a simple toy model, the main features of diffusion in the velocity space are demonstrated in both non-relativistic and relativistic regimes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2150017
JournalModern Physics Letters A
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Feb 2021

Keywords

  • apparent superluminal velocities
  • random walk
  • Special relativity
  • velocity space

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