Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
A reconstruction method for anisotropic universes in unimodular F(R)-gravity
Institute of Space Sciences (IEEC-CSIC), Carrer de Can Magrans s/n, 08193, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain
Accepted: 5 December 2022
Published online: 13 December 2022
An extension of unimodular Einsteinian gravity in the context of F(R) gravities is used to construct a class of anisotropic evolution scenarios. In unimodular GR the determinant of the metric is constrained to be a fixed number or a function. However, the metric of a generic anisotropic universe is not compatible with the unimodular constraint, so that a redefinition of the metric, to properly take into account the constraint, need be performed. The unimodular constraint is imposed on F(R) gravity in the Jordan frame by means of a Lagrangian multiplier, to get the equations of motion. The resulting equations can be viewed as a reconstruction method, which allows to determine what function of the Ricci scalar can realize the desired evolution. For the sake of clarity, some characteristic examples are invoked to show how this reconstruction method works explicitly. The de Sitter spacetime here considered, in the context of unimodular F(R) gravity, is suitable to describe both the early- and late-time epochs of the universe history.
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