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Some Cosmological Consequences of Non Trivial PPN Parameters $\beta$ and $\gamma$

Authors
  • Rama, S. Kalyana
Type
Published Article
Publication Date
Jul 05, 1996
Submission Date
May 31, 1995
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(96)00146-3
Source
arXiv
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Abstract

We study homogeneous isotropic universe in a graviton-dilaton theory obtained, in a previous paper, by a simple requirement that the theory be able to predict non trivial values for $\beta$ and/or $\gamma$ for a charge neutral point star, without any naked singularities. We find that in this universe the physical time can be continued indefinitely into the past or future, and that all the physical curvature invariants are always finite, showing the absence of big bang singularity. Adding a dilaton potential, we find again the same features. As a surprising bonus, there emerges naturally a Brans-Dicke function, which has precisely the kind of behaviour needed to make $\omega_{bd} ({\rm today}) > 500$ in hyperextended inflation.

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