Space-time can be treated as a four-dimensional material continuum. The corresponding generally curved manifold can be thought of as having been obtained, by continuous deformation, from a four-dimensional Euclidean manifold. In a three-dimensional ordinary situation such a deformation process would lead to strain in the manifold. Strain in turn may be read as half the di®erence between the actual metric tensor and the Euclidean metric tensor of the initial unstrained manifold. On the other side we know that an ordinary material would react to the attempt to introduce strain giving rise to internal stresses and one would have correspondingly a deformation energy term. Assuming the conditions of linear elasticity hold, the deformation energy is easily written in terms of the strain tensor. The Einstein-Hilbert action is generalized to include the new deformation energy term. The new action for space-time has been applied to a Friedmann-Lemaitre- Robertson-Walker universe filled with dust and radiation. The accelerated expansion is recovered, then the theory has been put through four cosmological tests: primordial isotopic abundances from Big Bang Nucleosynthesis; Acoustic Scale of the CMB; Large Scale Structure formation; luminosity/redshift relation for type Ia supernovae. The result is satisfying and has allowed to evaluate the parameters of the theory.
A STRAINED SPACE-TIME TO EXPLAIN THE LARGE SCALEPROPERTIES OF THE UNIVERSE / Tartaglia A.. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS CONFERENCE SERIES. - ISSN 2010-1945. - STAMPA. - 3(2011), pp. 303-311.
|Titolo:||A STRAINED SPACE-TIME TO EXPLAIN THE LARGE SCALEPROPERTIES OF THE UNIVERSE|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S2010194511001401|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|