Gravity and Scalar Fields

@article{Sotiriou2015GravityAS,
  title={Gravity and Scalar Fields},
  author={Thomas P. Sotiriou},
  journal={Lecture Notes in Physics},
  year={2015},
  volume={892},
  pages={3-24}
}
  • T. Sotiriou
  • Published 10 April 2014
  • Physics
  • Lecture Notes in Physics
Gravity theories with non-minimally coupled scalar fields are used as characteristic examples in order to demonstrate the challenges, pitfalls and future perspectives of considering alternatives to general relativity. These lecture notes can be seen as an illustration of features, concepts and subtleties that are present in most types of alternative theories, but they also provide a brief review of generalised scalar-tensor theories. 
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