Quadratic quantum cosmology with Schutz' perfect fluid

Babak Vakili
2009 Classical and quantum gravity  
We study the classical and quantum models of a Friedmann-Robertson-Walker (FRW) cosmology, coupled to a perfect fluid, in the context of the f(R) gravity. Using the Schutz' representation for the perfect fluid, we show that, under a particular gauge choice, it may lead to the identification of a time-parameter for the corresponding dynamical system. Moreover, this formalism gives rise to a Schrödinger-Wheeler-DeWitt (SWD) equation for the quantum-mechanical description of the model under
more » ... ration, the eigenfunctions of which can be used to construct the wavefunction of the Universe. In the case of f(R)=R^2 (pure quadratic model), for some particular choices of the perfect fluid source, exact solutions to the SWD equation can be obtained and the corresponding results are compared to the usual f(R)=R model.
doi:10.1088/0264-9381/27/2/025008 fatcat:d3be4lab4nf3tjhipzce2skade