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The scalar-tensor theory of gravitation

Author: Yasunori Fujii; Keiichi Maeda
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Series: Cambridge monographs on mathematical physics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A pedagogical overview of the theoretical ideas behind the cosmological constant problem, in particular the scalar-tensor theory, which is one of the most popular alternative theories of gravitation. Covering recent developments in the field, including branes and quintessence, it will be an invaluable resource for graduate students and researchers alike.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Fujii, Yasunori.
Scalar-tensor theory of gravitation.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2002067367
(OCoLC)49618070
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yasunori Fujii; Keiichi Maeda
ISBN: 0511042256 9780511042256 9780511535093 0511535090 9780511029882 0511029888 0511045182 9780511045189 1280419571 9781280419577 9786610419579 6610419574 0521811597 9780521811590
OCLC Number: 56112271
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 240 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Prototype Brans-Dicke model --
Conformal transformation --
Cosmology with lambda --
Models of an accelerating universe --
Quantum effects.
Series Title: Cambridge monographs on mathematical physics.
Responsibility: Yasunori Fujii, Kei-ichi Maeda.
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