Cosmology in Scalar-Tensor Gravity by Valerio FaraoniCosmology in Scalar-Tensor Gravity by Valerio Faraoni

Cosmology in Scalar-Tensor Gravity

byValerio Faraoni

Paperback | March 14, 2012

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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.
Title:Cosmology in Scalar-Tensor GravityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:287 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.27 inPublished:March 14, 2012Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048165644

ISBN - 13:9789048165643

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