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Inflation and the accelerating universe

Ta-Pei Cheng

in Relativity, Gravitation and Cosmology: A Basic Introduction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573639
eISBN:
9780191722448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573639.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Einstein introduced the cosmological constant in his field equation so as to obtain a static universe solution. This constant energy density corresponds to a negative pressure, giving rise to a ... More


Relativity, Gravitation and Cosmology: A Basic Introduction

Ta-Pei Cheng

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573639
eISBN:
9780191722448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573639.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Einstein's general theory of relativity is introduced in this advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate level textbook. Topics include special relativity, the principle of equivalence, Riemannian ... More


Inflation and the Accelerating Universe

Ta-Pei Cheng

in A College Course on Relativity and Cosmology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199693405
eISBN:
9780191803130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693405.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The universe experienced a huge expansion in the earliest moments of the big bang. This cosmic inflationary epoch (with a large cosmological constant) can provide the correct initial conditions for ... More


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