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A Lagrangian description of interacting dark energy

@article{Popawski2006ALD,
  title={A Lagrangian description of interacting dark energy},
  author={Nikodem J. Popławski},
  journal={arXiv: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology},
  year={2006}
}
  • N. Popławski
  • Published 7 August 2006
  • Physics
  • arXiv: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
We propose a relativistically covariant model of interacting dark energy based on the principle of least action. The cosmological term $\Lambda$ in the gravitational Lagrangian is a function of the trace of the energy--momentum tensor $T$. We find that the $\Lambda(T)$ gravity is more general than the Palatini $f(R)$ gravity, and reduces to the latter if we neglect the pressure of matter. We show that recent cosmological data favor a variable cosmological constant and are consistent with the… 

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