Inflation with low gravitational entropy at the singularity
School of Mathematical Studies, University of Portsmouth,
Portsmouth PO1 2EG, UK
Accepted: 13 September 1996
We explore the possibility of a three-stage scenario of the evolution of the Universe which contains power law inflation and explicitly satisfies the so-called low-gravitational-entropy (GE) conditions at the cosmological singularity. The index of inflation is evaluated. An estimate for the matter entropy of the Universe gives a result which is in reasonable agreement with an observable figure 1088. This paper proves that inflationary cosmologies are compatible in principle with low-GE conditions at the singularity.
PACS: 98.80.-k – Cosmology / 04.62.+v – Quantum field theory in curved spacetime
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