Parametrizing theories of gravity on large and small scales in cosmology
011301 - 011301
Physical Review Letters
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We present a link between parametrizations of alternative theories of gravity on large and small scales in cosmology. This relationship is established using theoretical consistency conditions only. We find that in both limits the “slip” and “effective Newton’s constant” can be written in terms of a set of four functions of time, two of which are direct generalizations of the α and γ parameters from post-Newtonian physics. This generalizes previous work that has constructed frameworks for testing gravity on small scales, and is to the best of our knowledge the first time that a link between parametrizations of gravity on such very different scales has been established. We expect our result to facilitate the imposition of observational constraints, by drastically reducing the number of functional degrees of freedom required to consistently test gravity on multiple scales in cosmology.
AuthorsClifton, T; Sanghai, VAA
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