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Newton's constant in f(R,R_{μν}R^{μν},\Box R) theories of gravity and constraints from BBN

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Article number104006
Journal publication date6/05/2009
JournalPhysical Review D – Particles and Fields
Journal number10
Volume79
Number of pages7
Pages104006
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

We consider corrections to the Einstein-Hilbert action which contain both higher order and nonlocal terms. We derive an effective Newtonian gravitational constant applicable at the weak field limit and use the primordial nucleosynthesis (BBN) bound and the local gravity constraints on $G_{eff}$ in order to test the viability of several cases of our general Lagrangian. We will also provide a BBN constrain on the $\Box R$ gravitational correction.

Bibliographic note

© 2009 The American Physical Society v1: 6 pages, 3 figures v2: Corrected minor error in Sec. IV (conclusions unaffected), references added v3: Changes match published version in PRD