Volume 75, Number 5, September 2006
|Page(s)||702 - 708|
|Published online||21 July 2006|
Variational methods in loop quantum cosmology
Department of Physics, University of Tehran - Tehran, Iran and Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics - Golm, Potsdam, Germany
Accepted: 5 July 2006
An action functional for the loop quantum cosmology difference equation is presented. It is shown that by guessing the general form of the solution and optimizing the action functional with respect to the parameters in the guessed solution one can obtain approximate solutions which are reasonably good.
PACS: 04.60.Pp – Loop quantum gravity, quantum geometry, spin foams / 98.80.Qc – Quantum cosmology / 02.30.Xx – Calculus of variations
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