The quantum cosmological wavefunction at very early times for a quadratic gravity theory

  • The quantum cosmological wavefunction for a quadratic gravity theory derived from the heterotic string effective action is obtained near the inflationary epoch and during the initial Planck era. Neglecting derivatives with respect to the scalar field, the wavefunction would satisfy a third-order differential equation near the inflationary epoch which has a solution that is singular in the scale factor limit a(t) → 0. When scalar field derivatives are included, a sixth-order differential equation is obtained for the wavefunction and the solution by Mellin transform is regular in the a → 0 limit. It follows that inclusion of the scalar field in the quadratic gravity action is necessary for consistency of the quantum cosmology of the theory at very early times.

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Author:Simon Davis
URN:urn:nbn:de:kobv:517-opus-26520
Series (Serial Number):Preprint / Universität Potsdam, Institut für Mathematik, Arbeitsgruppe Partielle Differentialgleichungen und Komplexe Analysis ((2003) 04)
Document Type:Preprint
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2008/11/13
Year of Completion:2003
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2008/11/13
RVK - Regensburg Classification:SI 990
Organizational units:Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Institut für Mathematik
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 51 Mathematik / 510 Mathematik
Collections:Universität Potsdam / Schriftenreihen / Preprint / Universität Potsdam, Institut für Mathematik, Arbeitsgruppe Partielle Differentialgleichungen und Komplexe Analysis
Universität Potsdam / Schriftenreihen / Preprint / Universität Potsdam, Institut für Mathematik, Arbeitsgruppe Partielle Differentialgleichungen und Komplexe Analysis / 2003
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Preprint / Universität Potsdam, Institut für Mathematik, Arbeitsgruppe Partielle Differentialgleichungen und Komplexe Analysis, 1997-

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