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Scalar Tensor Theories of Gravity

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Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 291)

Abstract

Scalar-tensor theories of gravity are currently of great interest, partially due to the fact that such theories occur as the low-energy limit in superstring theory (see [188] and references therein) . The first scalar-tensor theories to appear (with ω = ω 0 ) were due to Jordan [205, 206], Fierz [146] and Brans and Dicke [60] and the most general scalar-tensor theories were formulated by Bergmann [40], Nordtvedt [289] and Wagoner [356] . The observational limits on scalar-tensor theories include solar system tests [2, 59, 64, 189] and cosmological tests such as Big Bang nucleosynthesis constraints [17, 322].

Keywords

Scalar Field Conformal Transformation Bianchi Type Einstein Frame Jordan Frame 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada

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