Journal of High Energy Physics

, 2012:142 | Cite as

Matter density perturbations in modified teleparallel theories



We study the matter density perturbations in modified teleparallel gravity theories, where extra degrees of freedom arise from the local Lorentz violation in the tangent space. We formulate a vierbein perturbation with variables addressing all the 16 components of the vierbein field. By assuming the perfect fluid matter source, we examine the cosmological implication of the 6 unfamiliar new degrees of freedom in modified f (T) gravity theories. We find that despite the new modes in the vierbein scenario provide no explicit significant effect in the small-scale regime, they exhibit some deviation from the standard general relativity results in super-horizon scales.


Cosmology of Theories beyond the SM Classical Theories of Gravity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsNational Tsing Hua UniversityHsinchu, 300Taiwan
  2. 2.Physics Division, National Center for Theoretical SciencesHsinchu, 300Taiwan
  3. 3.College of Mathematics & PhysicsChongqing University of Posts & TelecommunicationsChongqingChina

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