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Author Kaneda, S. ♦ Ketov, S. V. ♦ Watanabe, N.
Source arXiv.org
Content type Text
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Date of Submission 2010-01-28
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Astronomy & allied sciences ♦ Physics
Subject Keyword High Energy Physics - Theory ♦ Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics ♦ General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology ♦ physics:astro-ph ♦ physics:gr-qc ♦ physics:hep-th
Abstract We revisit the old (fourth-order or quadratically generated) gravity model of Starobinsky in four space-time dimensions, and derive the (inflaton) scalar potential in the equivalent scalar-tensor gravity model via a Legendre-Weyl transform. The inflaton scalar potential is used to compute the (CMB) observables of inflation associated with curvature perturbations (namely, the scalar and tensor spectral indices, and the tensor-to-scalar ratio), including the new next-to-leading-order terms with respect to the inverse number of e-foldings. The results are compared to the recent (WMAP5) experimental bounds. We confirm both mathematical and physical equivalence between f(R) gravity theories and the corresponding scalar-tensor gravity theories.
Description Reference: Mod.Phys.Lett.A25:2753-2762,2010
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Page Count 10


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