General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 205–216 | Cite as

On the influence of extra dimensions on the homogeneous isotropic universe

  • P. Forgács
  • Z. Horváth
Research Articles


The model of a homogeneous isotropic universe is studied in the presence of gauge fields, noninteracting dust, and two extra compact dimensions. It is found that the singular “big bang” type solution can be rejected because of the drastic growth of the radius of the universe. On the other hand, solutions without singularity can be found showing a very rapid oscillation (Planck frequency) with small amplitude around the data prescribing the present status of the universe.


Extra Dimension Gauge Field Singular Solution Stress Energy Tensor Nonsingular Solution 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Forgács
    • 1
  • Z. Horváth
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsRoland Eötvös UniversityBudapestHungary

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