On the Topology and Future Stability of the Universe
2013 (English)Book (Refereed)
The subject of the book is the topology and future stability of models of the universe. In standard cosmology, the universe is assumed to be spatially homogeneous and isotropic. However, it is of interest to know whether perturbations of the corresponding initial data lead to similar solutions or not. This is the question of stability. It is also of interest to know what the limitations on the global topology imposed by observational constraints are. These are the topics addressed in the book. The theory underlying the discussion is the general theory of relativity. Moreover, in the book, matter is modelled using kinetic theory. As background material, the general theory of the Cauchy problem for the Einstein–Vlasov equations is therefore developed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, 1. , xiv, 718 p.
, Oxford Mathematical Monographs
cosmology, stability, universe, topology, kinetic theory, general relativity, cauchy problem
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-136372DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680290.001.0001ISBN: 978-0-19-968029-0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-136372DiVA: diva2:675931
QC 201403052013-12-042013-12-042014-03-05Bibliographically approved