Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 339–342 | Cite as

Brans-Dicke class of cosmologies

  • T. R. Seshadri


The historical motivation for the Brans-Dicke theory and its connection with Mach’s principle has been discussed. Some examples of actions which can be reduced to the Brans-Dicke type have been given. Further, the recent developments in the theory in the context of inflationary cosmology have been briefly pointed out.


Mach’s Principle Brans-Dicke cosmology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. R. Seshadri
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  1. 1.Mehta Research Institute of Mathematics and Mathematical PhysicsAllahabadIndia

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