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Scalar fields and dynamics of the early Universe

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/10/1982
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General
Issue number10
Volume15
Number of pages9
Pages (from-to)3167-3175
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

A theory of a self-interacting scalar field and gravitation is discussed in the context of a Robertson-Walker metric. The calculations are efficiently reformulated using a metric compatible connection with torsion, although the relation to the Brans-Dicke theory is explicitly displayed. New exact solutions are derived and their relevance to recent cosmological models pointed out.