Ghost-free massive $$f(R)$$ f ( R ) theories modeled as effective Einstein spaces and cosmic acceleration

Sergiu I. Vacaru
2014 European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields  
We study how massive ghost-free gravity f(R)-modified theories, MGFTs, can be encoded into generic off-diagonal Einstein spaces. Using "auxiliary" connections completely defined by the metric fields and adapted to nonholonomic frames with associated nonlinear connection structure, we decouple and integrate in certain general forms the field equations in MGFT. Imposing additional nonholonomic constraints, we can generate Levi-Civita, LC, configurations and mimic MGFT effects via off-diagonal
more » ... ractions of effective Einstein and/or Einstein-Cartan gravity with nonholonomically induced torsion. We show that imposing nonholonomic constraints it is possible reproduce very specific models of massive f(R) gravity studied in sarid,odintsr. The cosmological evolution of ghost-free off-diagonal Einstein spaces is investigated. Certain compatibility of MGFT cosmology to small off--diagonal deformations of Λ CDM models is established.
doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-014-3132-8 fatcat:nl24q7m5rbf3do2vw42f3qvqsu