Inflationary flow equations

Liddle, Andrew R (2004) Inflationary flow equations. Physical Review D, 68 (10). p. 103504. ISSN 1550-7998

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I explore properties of the inflationary flow equations. I show that the flow equations do not correspond directly to inflationary dynamics. Nevertheless, they can be used as a rather complicated algorithm for generating inflationary models. I demonstrate that the flow equations can be solved analytically and give a closed form solution for the potentials to which flow equation solutions correspond. I end by considering some simpler algorithms for generating stochastic sets of slow-roll inflationary models for confrontation with observational data.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Depositing User: Andrew Liddle
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:36
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2017 23:40

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