Thermodynamic consistency of the equation of state of strongly interacting matter
- Author(s): Randrup, Jorgen
- Ruuskanen, Vesa P.
- et al.
Addressing strongly interacting matter in the region of energy density where the hadronic gas phase coexists with the quark-gluon plasma phase, we discuss how thermodynamic consistency can be used to constrain the equation of state for uniform matter and we illustrate the method by constructing a T_c-dependent family of thermodynamically consistent equations of state based on simple spline interpolations between the gas and plasma phases.