
Abstract 
1 
Introduction 
2 
Scope and Structure,
Characteristic Speeds 

2.1 
Thermodynamic processes 

2.2 
Elements of the
constitutive theory 

2.3 
Exploitation of the entropy inequality, Lagrange
multipliers 

2.4 
Characteristic speeds 
3 
Finite Speeds in NonRelativistic
Extended Thermodynamics 

3.1 
Concavity of the entropy density 

3.2 
Symmetric
hyperbolicity 

3.3 
Moments as variables 

3.4 
Specific form of the phase
density 

3.5 
Pulse speeds in a nondegenerate gas in equilibrium 

3.6 
A lower
bound for the pulse speed of a nondegenerate gas 
4 
Finite Speeds in
Relativistic Extended Thermodynamics 

4.1 
Concavity of a privileged entropy
density 

4.2 
Symmetric hyperbolicity 

4.3 
Moments as fourfluxes and the
vector potential 

4.4 
Upper and lower bounds for the pulse speed 
5 
Relativistic
Thermodynamics of Gases. 14Field Theory 

5.1 
Thermodynamic processes
in viscous, heatconducting gases 

5.2 
Constitutive theory 

5.3 
Results of the
constitutive theory 

5.4 
The laws of Navier–Stokes and Fourier 

5.5 
Specific
results for a nondegenerate relativistic gas 

5.6 
Characteristic speeds
in a viscous, heatconducting gas 

5.7 
Discussion 

References 

Footnotes 

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