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On the Topology and Future Stability of the Universe
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Mathematics (Dept.), Mathematics (Div.). (Differential geometry and mathematical physics)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9383-0748
2013 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

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.

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Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, 1. , xiv, 718 p.
, Oxford Mathematical Monographs
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cosmology, stability, universe, topology, kinetic theory, general relativity, cauchy problem
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-136372DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680290.001.0001ISBN: 978-0-19-968029-0OAI: diva2:675931

QC 20140305

Available from: 2013-12-04 Created: 2013-12-04 Last updated: 2014-03-05Bibliographically approved

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