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Cosmology in Scalar-Tensor Gravity : Fundamental Theories of Physics - Valerio Faraoni

Cosmology in Scalar-Tensor Gravity

Fundamental Theories of Physics

Hardcover Published: 31st March 2004
ISBN: 9781402019883
Number Of Pages: 274

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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: An extensive bibliography guides the reader into more detailed literature on particular topics. Research on cosmology in scalar-tensor gravity is critically overviewed for the first time in this book. Scalar-tensor theories and their applications to modelling the early and the present universe are discussed. Features shared with string theories, exact cosmological solutions, cosmological perturbations, gravitational waves and conformal frames in scalar-tensor gravity are discussed. This book is of interest to researchers and postgraduate students working on cosmology, relativity, alternative theories of gravity, the phenomenology of string theories, theoretical physics and astrophysics.

From the reviews:

"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 Jurgen Schmidt, General Relativity and Gravitation, Vol. 37 (8), 2005)

Preface
Acknowledgments
Scalar-tensor gravityp. 1
Effective energy-momentum tensors and conformal framesp. 55
Gravitational wavesp. 83
Exact solutions of scalar-tensor cosmologyp. 93
The early universep. 115
Perturbationsp. 127
Nonminimal couplingp. 143
The present universep. 197
Referencesp. 229
Indexp. 265
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ISBN: 9781402019883
ISBN-10: 1402019882
Series: Fundamental Theories of Physics
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 274
Published: 31st March 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.6

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