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Beyond Einstein Gravity

A Survey of Gravitational Theories for Cosmology and Astrophysics

Capozziello, Salvatore, Faraoni, Valerio

2011, XIX, 428 p.

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  • The first monograph on modified gravity and cosmology
  • Unifies the existing literature on alternative gravity, using a consistent notation and containing all relevant references
  • Pedagogically written and serves as an ideal introduction for graduate students into alternative theories of gravity
  • Excellent reference for researchers working on f(R) gravity and cosmology, and similar theories
Beyond Einstein’s Gravity is a graduate level introduction to extended theories of gravity and cosmology, including variational principles, the weak-field limit, gravitational waves, mathematical tools, exact solutions, as well as cosmological and astrophysical applications. The book provides a critical overview of the research in this area and unifies the existing literature using a consistent notation. Although the results apply in principle to all alternative gravities, a special emphasis is on scalar-tensor and f(R) theories. They were studied by theoretical physicists from early on, and in the 1980s they appeared in attempts to renormalize General Relativity and in models of the early universe. Recently, these theories have seen a new lease of life, in both their metric and metric-affine versions, as models of the present acceleration of the universe without introducing the mysterious and exotic dark energy. The dark matter problem can also be addressed in extended gravity. These applications are contributing to a deeper understanding of the gravitational interaction from both the theoretical and the experimental point of view. An extensive bibliography guides the reader into more detailed literature on particular topics.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Accelerating Universe - Alternative Gravitation Theories - Alternative Gravitation Theory - Alternative Gravity Theories - Alternative Gravity Theory - Astrophysical Applications - Beyond Einstein - Controversies on Gravitation - Controversies on Gravity - Cosmological Inflation - Cosmology - Cosmology Book - Dark Energy - Dark Matter - Extended Cosmology - General Relativity - Gravitation Controversy - Gravity Controversy - Modified Gravitation - Modified Gravity - Quantum Fields on Curved Spaces - Theory of Gravitation - Theory of Gravity - Variational Principles - Weak Field Limit - f(R) Theory - f(R)-Type Gravitation Theories - f(R)-Type Gravity Theories

Related subjects » Applications - Astronomy - Theoretical, Mathematical & Computational Physics

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