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Title: Cosmological bounces in spatially flat FRW spacetimes in metric f(R) gravity

The present work analyzes the various conditions in which there can be a bouncing universe solution in f(R) gravity. In the article an interesting method, to analyze the bouncing FRW solutions in a spatially flat universe using f(R) gravity models using an effective Einstein frame description of the process, is presented. The analysis shows that a cosmological bounce in the f(R) theory need not be described by an equivalent bounce in the Einstein frame description of the process where actually there may be no bounce at all. Nevertheless the Einstein frame description of the bouncing phenomena turns out to be immensely important as the dynamics of the bounce becomes amenable to logic based on general relativistic intuition. The theory of scalar cosmological perturbations in the bouncing universe models in f(R) theories has also been worked out in the Einstein frame.
Authors:
 [1] ; ;  [2]
  1. IUCAA, Post Bag 4, Pune University Campus, Ganeshkhind, Pune 411 007 (India)
  2. Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur 208016 (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22375846
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics; Journal Volume: 2014; Journal Issue: 10; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; GRAVITATION; METRICS; PERTURBATION THEORY; RELATIVISTIC RANGE; SCALARS; SPACE-TIME; UNIVERSE