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A 'perpetuum motion of third type' in theories violating the weak energy condition

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The one-dimensional dynamics of a classical ideal ‘exotic’ fluid with equation of state p=p(ϵ) negative violating the weak energy condition is discussed. Under certain assumptions it is shown that the well-known Hwa-Bjorken exact solution of one-dimensional relativistic hydrodynamics is confined within the future/past light cone and that the total energy of such a solution is equal to zero and that there are regions within the light cone with negative (n) and positive (p) total energies. For certain equations of state there is a continuous energy transfer from the (n)-regions to the (p)-regions resulting in indefinite growth of energy in the (p)-regions with time, which may be interpreted as action of a specific ‘Perpetuum Motion’. It is conjectured that theories plagued by solutions of similar type should be discarded as inherently unstable

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