# Robustness of key features of loop quantum cosmology

@article{Ashtekar2007RobustnessOK, title={Robustness of key features of loop quantum cosmology}, author={Abhay Ashtekar and Alejandro Corichi and Parampreet Singh}, journal={Physical Review D}, year={2007}, volume={77}, pages={024046} }

A small simplification based on well-motivated approximations is shown to make loop quantum cosmology of the $k=0$ Friedman-Robertson-Walker model (with a massless scalar field) exactly soluble. Analytical methods are then used i) to show that the quantum bounce is generic; ii) to establish that the matter density has an absolute upper bound which, furthermore, equals the critical density that first emerged in numerical simulations and effective equations; iii) to bring out the precise sense in…

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