Inconsistencies between Thermodynamics and Relativity

Rishabh Jha
2016 International Journal of New Technologies in Science and Engineering   unpublished
The fundamental laws of thermodynamics are contrasted with the laws of special and general theory of relativity. Various inconsistencies emerge as a result. Problems due to which these inconsistencies arise are highlighted. These inconsistencies have major consequences in the applicability of statistical mechanics in curved spacetime background. Finally the paper concludes with few important comments, a plausible method to resolve these inconsistencies and a summary of all the highlighted problems and inconsistencies.