The Scalar-Tensor Theory of Gravitation (Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics)

  • Publish Date: 2007-09-10
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Yasunori Fujii;Kei-ichi Maeda
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The scalar-tensor theory of gravitation moved into the limelight in recent years due to developments in string theory, M-theory and brane world constructions. This book introduces the subject at a level suitable for both graduate students and researchers. It explores scalar fields, placing them in context with a discussion of Brans-Dicke theory, covering the cosmological constant problem, higher dimensional space-time, branes and conformal transformations.