Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
New types of f(T) gravity
College of Physical Science and Technology, Hebei University, Baoding, 071002, China
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Revised: 20 October 2011
Published online: 12 November 2011
Recently f(T) theories based on modifications of teleparallel gravity, where torsion is the geometric object describing gravity instead of curvature, have been proposed to explain the present cosmic accelerating expansion. The field equations are always second order, remarkably simpler than f(R) theories. In analogy to the f(R) theory, we consider here three types of f(T) gravity, and find that all of them can give rise to cosmic acceleration with interesting features, respectively.
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