Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
General solutions to -field cosmology with exponential potentials
Van Swinderen Institute for Particle Physics and Gravity, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen, The Netherlands
Accepted: 19 May 2021
Published online: 29 May 2021
We construct the general analytical solution for the -field product-exponential potential in an expanding FLRW background. We demonstrate the relevance of this analytical solution in more general contexts for the derivation of estimates for the transitional time between an arbitrary initial state and the slow-roll solutions. In certain cases, these estimates can also be used to demonstrate the non-linear convergence towards the slow-roll solutions. In addition, we extend the solution to include stiff matter as well.
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