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We discuss the most general field equations for cosmological spacetimes for theories of gravity based on non-linear extensions of the non-metricity scalar and the torsion scalar. Our approach is based on a systematic symmetry-reduction of the metric-affine geometry which underlies these theories. While for the simplest conceivable case the connection disappears from the field equations and one obtains the Friedmann equations of general relativity, we show that in f(Q) cosmology the connection generically modifies the metric field equations and that some of the connection components become dynamical. We show that f(Q) cosmology contains the exact general relativity solutions and also exact solutions which go beyond. In f(T) cosmology, however, the connection is completely fixed and not dynamical. Show more
Journal / seriesClassical and Quantum Gravity
PublisherIOP Publishing Ltd
Subjectcosmology; extensions of general relativity; teleparallelism
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