Inverse power law quintessence with non-tracking initial conditions

  title={Inverse power law quintessence with non-tracking initial conditions},
  author={James P. Kneller and Louis E. Strigari},
  journal={Physical Review D},
A common property of popular models of quintessence dark energy is the convergence to a common solution from a large range of the initial conditions. We reexamine the popular inverse power-law model of quintessence (where the common solution is dubbed as the ``tracker'') with particular attention to the initial conditions for the field and their influence on the evolution. We find that previously derived limits on the parameters of the potential in this model are valid only in a range of… 
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