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Cosmology in Scalar-Tensor Gravity

  • Valerio¬†Faraoni

Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 139)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Valerio Faraoni
    Pages 1-53
  3. Valerio Faraoni
    Pages 93-114
  4. Valerio Faraoni
    Pages 115-125
  5. Valerio Faraoni
    Pages 127-141
  6. Valerio Faraoni
    Pages 143-195
  7. Valerio Faraoni
    Pages 197-228
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 229-274

About this book

Introduction

Cosmology in Scalar-Tensor Gravity covers all aspects of cosmology in scalar-tensor theories of gravity. Considerable progress has been made in this exciting area of physics and this book is the first to provide a critical overview of the research. Among the topics treated are:
-Scalar-tensor gravity and its limit to general relativity,
-Effective energy-momentum tensors and conformal frames,
-Gravitational waves in scalar-tensor cosmology,
-Specific scalar-tensor theories,
-Exact cosmological solutions and cosmological perturbations,
-Scalar-tensor scenarios of the early universe and inflation,
-Scalar-tensor models of quintessence in the present universe and their far-reaching consequences for the ultimate fate of the cosmos.

Keywords

Cosmology Dust solution EFE Gravity Relativity Universe general relativity

Authors and affiliations

  • Valerio¬†Faraoni
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Northern British ColumbiaPrince GeorgeCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-1989-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6564-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-1989-0
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