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Scalar-Tensor Theory of Gravitation

ISBN-10: 0521037522

ISBN-13: 9780521037525

Edition: 2007

Authors: Yasunori Fujii, Kei-ichi Maeda

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The scalar-tensor theory of gravitation moved into the limelight in recent years due to developments in string theory, M-theory and "brane world" constructions. This book introduces the subject at a level suitable for both graduate students and researchers. It explores scalar fields, placing them in context with a discussion of Brans-Dicke theory, covering the cosmological constant problem, higher dimensional space-time, branes and conformal transformations.
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Book details

List price: $78.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/12/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Yasunori Fujii received his PhD on the analogy between the strong interaction and the electromagnetic interaction, from Nagoya University in 1959. Between 1963 and 1992 he did research on the theory of particle physics and gravity, including pioneering work on the idea of non-Newtonian gravity, at the Institute of Physics, University of Tokyo. During this period, he also spent two years at Stanford University and a year at Purdue University. He is currently emeritus professor at the University of Tokyo-Komaba and continues to pursue his research interests at the Nihon Fukushi University.

Kai-Ichi Maeda received his PhD from Kyoto University in 1980. He and his contemporaries created a new research group in Kyoto, which was at the root of numerical relativity research in Japan. In 1983 he became a postdoctoral student at SISSA, Trieste working under Dennis Sciama. He moved to the Meudon Observatory in Paris in 1987 and worked on black hole solutions in string theory. In 1989 Professor Maeda became affiliated with the Department of Physics at Waseda University. Since 1998, he has been the associate editor of the Journal of General Relativity and Gravitation, and also the vice-chief editor of the Journal of the Physical Society of Japan since 2001.

Preface
Conventions and notation
Introduction
The prototype Brans-Dicke model
Conformal transformation
Cosmology with ?
Models of an accelerating universe
Quantum effects
Appendices
References
Index