Inflation for astronomers

Narlikar, J. V. ; Padmanabhan, T. (1991) Inflation for astronomers Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics, 29 . pp. 325-362. ISSN 0066-4146

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The cosmological theory of inflation is reviewed. The standard model and its problems are summarized and the basic mechanism of inflation is described. The epicycles of inflation are addressed and the problem of structure formation is considered, including the scale-invariant spectrum, the origin of density perturbations. The role of inflation in the problems of dark matter and the cosmological constant is discussed.

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Keywords:Early Universe; Cosmology
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