Measurement of anisotropic radial flow rapidity
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Using the sample of Au + Au collisions at 200 GeV generated by the AMPT with string melting model, the anisotropic amplitudes of azimuthal distributions of total transverse momentum, mean radial (transverse) momentum, and multiplicity are first presented and compared. It shows that the azimuthal distribution of mean radial momentum well characterizes the radial expansion. So a measurement of the azimuthal distribution of mean transverse (radial) rapidity of final state particles is suggested. We further show that the isotropic part of the suggested distribution is the combination of isotropic radial expansion and thermal motion. The anisotropic amplitude characterizes the anisotropic radial flow, and coincides with the parameter of anisotropic radial flow rapidity extracted from a generalized blast-wave parametrization.