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Initial conditions for perturbations in R+εR^2 cosmology

Morris, Michael S. (1989) Initial conditions for perturbations in R+εR^2 cosmology. Physical Review D, 39 (6). pp. 1511-1516. ISSN 2470-0010. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.39.1511.

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In a classical inflationary cosmology based on the R+εR2 Lagrangian the parameters of the model (such as ε and the initial conditions for inflationary trajectories) are constrained by the observational requirement that any perturbations be delivered small to the present horizon volume. Previous calculations of the evolution of these perturbations (and, hence, of the parameter constraints enforced by their evolution) have assumed that the modes begin in their ground state. In this paper, following the procedure of Halliwell and Hawking, the Wheeler-DeWitt equation is derived for this model’s inhomogeneous modes in perturbative superspace. Then, the two boundary-condition proposals of Hartle and Hawking ("no boundary") and Vilenkin ("tunneling from nothing") are implemented, verifying that both boundary conditions require the inhomogeneous modes to begin in their ground states.

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Additional Information:©1989 The American Physical Society Received 31 May 1988 I would like to thank my collaborators in the enterprise from which this paper is born, M.B. Mijić and W.-M. Suen, and especially, I would like to thank K.S. Thorne for support and encouragement in my work. This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation (under Grant No. AST85-14911).
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