Qualitative Cosmology

  • I. M. Khalatnikov
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 56)


The article surveys qualitative methods of the study of the simplest cosmological models of the Universe in the dissipation-free regime and in the presence of viscosity. For homogeneous cosmological models the Einstein equations reduce to a system ofregular differential equations with rspect to time. Further these equations are rewritten in the form of equations for a dynamical system permitting to analyze possible types of the evolution of solutions in the phase space of this system.


Phase Plane Qualitative Theory Cosmological Evolution Gravity Equation Cosmological Singularity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. M. Khalatnikov
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  1. 1.L.D.Landau Institute for Theoretical PhysicsUSSR Academy of SciencesUSSR

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