The Scalar-Tensor Theory of Gravitation (Cambridge by Yasunori Fujii,Kei-ichi Maeda

By Yasunori Fujii,Kei-ichi Maeda

The scalar-tensor concept of gravitation is among the hottest choices to Einstein's idea of gravitation. This ebook offers a transparent and concise advent to the theoretical rules and advancements, exploring scalar fields and putting them in context with a dialogue of Brans-Dicke idea. issues coated contain the cosmological consistent challenge, time variability of coupling constants, better dimensional space-time, branes and conformal adjustments. The authors emphasize the actual functions of the scalar-tensor concept and hence offer a pedagogical review of the topic, protecting extra mathematically unique sections for the appendices. This booklet is appropriate for graduate classes in cosmology, gravitation and relativity. it is going to additionally offer a helpful reference for researchers.

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