Loop Quantum Cosmology, Modified Gravity and Extra Dimensions
AbstractLoop quantum cosmology (LQC) is a framework of quantum cosmology based on the quantization of symmetry reduced models following the quantization techniques of loop quantum gravity (LQG). This paper is devoted to reviewing LQC as well as its various extensions including modified gravity and higher dimensions. For simplicity considerations, we mainly focus on the effective theory, which captures main quantum corrections at the cosmological level. We set up the basic structure of Brans–Dicke (BD) and higher dimensional LQC. The effective dynamical equations of these theories are also obtained, which lay a foundation for the future phenomenological investigations to probe possible quantum gravity effects in cosmology. Some outlooks and future extensions are also discussed. View Full-Text
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Zhang, X. Loop Quantum Cosmology, Modified Gravity and Extra Dimensions. Universe 2016, 2, 15.
Zhang X. Loop Quantum Cosmology, Modified Gravity and Extra Dimensions. Universe. 2016; 2(3):15.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zhang, Xiangdong. 2016. "Loop Quantum Cosmology, Modified Gravity and Extra Dimensions." Universe 2, no. 3: 15.
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