Scalar Tensor Theories of Gravity
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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  and references therein) . The first scalar-tensor theories to appear (with ω = ω 0 ) were due to Jordan [205, 206], Fierz  and Brans and Dicke  and the most general scalar-tensor theories were formulated by Bergmann , Nordtvedt  and Wagoner  . 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].
KeywordsScalar Field Conformal Transformation Bianchi Type Einstein Frame Jordan Frame
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