An open inflationary model for dimensional reduction and its effects on the observable parameters of the universe

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Karaca K., Bayin S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS A, vol.20, no.11, pp.2449-2453, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Assuming that higher dimensions existed in the early stages of the universe where the evolution was inflationary, we construct an open, singularity-free, spatially homogeneous and isotropic cosmological model to study the effects of dimensional reduction that may have taken place during the early stages of the universe. We consider dimensional reduction to take place in a stepwise manner and interpret each step as a phase transition. By imposing suitable boundary conditions we trace their effects on the present day parameters of the universe.