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Fundamental Theories of Physics

Cosmology in Scalar-Tensor Gravity

Authors: Faraoni, Valerio

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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.

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"The book is devoted to some class of gravitational theories which are alternatives to Einstein’s general relativity. … The book is fairly complete on its themes. The list of references has 925 entries; many citations are of the years 2000-2003. The book is both, a useful survey and a contribution to current discussions." (Rainer Schimming, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1057 (8), 2005)

"The main topic of this book is to give an overview about such generalized scalar-tensor theories which represent gravitation … . The list of 925 references presents a well-balanced source for research in this field. … Finally, let me say, that the present book … is recommended to research libraries … ." (Hans Jürgen Schmidt, General Relativity and Gravitation, Vol. 37 (8), 2005)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cosmology in Scalar-Tensor Gravity
Authors
Series Title
Fundamental Theories of Physics
Series Volume
139
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-1989-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-1989-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1988-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6564-3
Series ISSN
0168-1222
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 274
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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