Kaluza-Klein induced gravity inflation

Win-Fun Kao*

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A D-dimensional induced gravity theory is studied carefully in a 4+(D-4) dimensional Friedmann-Robertson-Walker space-time. We try to extract information about the symmetry-breaking potential in search of an inflationary solution with a nonexpanding internal space. We find that the induced gravity model imposes strong constraints on the form of the symmetry-breaking potential in order to generate an acceptable inflationary universe. These constraints are analyzed carefully in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Article number084009
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number8
StatePublished - 15 Oct 2000

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