# Electromagnetic in cosmology

1. May 23, 2009

### trv

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Title should be: ELectromagnetic signals in cosmology.

$\int\frac{d\rho}{\sqrt{1-k\rho^2}}>=-\int\frac{dt'}{a(t')}$

The integrals being from r1 to r and t1 to t respectively.

I can't understand the need for the prime here. Could someone explain to me the significance of the prime?

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

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2. May 23, 2009

### nicksauce

It's just because they don't want to have the same variable in the integrand and the bounds of integration. Nothing special.

3. May 23, 2009

### trv

Ok so I could just as well write dt, and a(t), i.e. without the prime, as long as I had t1 to t2 or other such in the bounds of the integration?

4. May 23, 2009

yes.