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General relativistic self-similar waves that induce an anomalous acceleration into the standard model of cosmology

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Joel Smoller, Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 and Blake Temple, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Davis, Davis, California 95616

Publication: Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society
Publication Year: 2012; Volume 218, Number 1025
ISBNs: 978-0-8218-5358-0 (print); 978-0-8218-9012-7 (online)
Published electronically: November 3, 2011
MSC: Primary 34A05, 76L05, 83F05, 85A40

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Table of Contents


  • Chapter 1. Introduction
  • Chapter 2. Self-similar coordinates for the $k=0$ FRW spacetime
  • Chapter 3. The expanding wave equations
  • Chapter 4. Canonical co-moving coordinates and comparison with the $k \ne 0$ FRW spacetimes
  • Chapter 5. Leading order corrections to the standard model induced by the expanding waves
  • Chapter 6. A foliation of the expanding wave spacetimes into flat spacelike hypersurfaces with modified scale factor $R(t) = t^a$.
  • Chapter 7. Expanding wave corrections to the standard model in approximate co-moving coordinates
  • Chapter 8. Redshift vs luminosity relations and the anomalous acceleration
  • Chapter 9. Appendix: The mirror problem
  • Chapter 10. Concluding remarks

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