Logo

Ekpyrotic and Cyclic Cosmology

Small book cover: Ekpyrotic and Cyclic Cosmology

Ekpyrotic and Cyclic Cosmology
by

Publisher: arXiv
Number of pages: 79

Description:
Ekpyrotic and cyclic cosmologies provide theories of the very early and of the very late universe. In these models, the big bang is described as a collision of branes - and thus the big bang is not the beginning of time. Before the big bang, there is an ekpyrotic phase with equation of state w=P/rho >> 1 during which the universe slowly contracts.

Home page url

Download or read it online for free here:
Download link
(940KB, PDF)

Similar books

Book cover: The Shape of the UniverseThe Shape of the Universe
by - viXra
A special solution of the Maxwell equations is presented, which disposes of the properties the Higgs-field must have, if it should not violate already secured perceptions and observations. If both fields are identical remains to be seen at this time.
(4636 views)
Book cover: TASI Lectures: Introduction to CosmologyTASI Lectures: Introduction to Cosmology
by - arXiv
These proceedings summarize lectures in elementary particle physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder. They provide a pedagogical introduction to cosmology aimed at advanced graduate students in particle physics and string theory.
(7487 views)
Book cover: Introduction to CosmologyIntroduction to Cosmology
by - arXiv
Introductory lectures on cosmology for students specializing in particle physics are presented. Many important subjects are not covered because of lack of time and space but hopefully the lectures may serve as a starting point for further studies.
(7956 views)
Book cover: Inflationary Cosmology and Structure FormationInflationary Cosmology and Structure Formation
by - arXiv
Basics of inflationary models for the early universe, concentrating on the generation of density fluctuations from scalar-field dynamics. The subsequent gravitational dynamics of these fluctuations in dark matter in a Friedmann model are described.
(6444 views)