On Quantum Cosmology of the R2 Gravity Theory

Mohamed A. Ahmed


We study the minisuperspace quantization of the theory of gravity where an R2 term is included in the Einstein Hilbert action. Matter is described by a perfect fluid and we employ the generally relativistic hydrodynamic formulation of Schutz. We set up the Wheeler-DeWitt equation and obtain its solutions. A finite norm wave packet solution is constructed and used to calculate asymptotic values for the expectation values of the scale factor and the Ricci scalar

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/apr.v6n3p81

Applied Physics Research   ISSN 1916-9639 (Print)   ISSN 1916-9647 (Online)

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