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Event Horizon in a closed, matter (dust) dominated universe

  1. Jan 20, 2015 #1
    Hi!

    It is stated in V. Mukhanov's book "Physical foundations of Cosmology" the following (page 44, after equation 2.25): "In contrast, for the dust dominated universe, where ηmax=2π, the event horizon exists only during the contraction phase when η>π." could someone please explain why is this true? the equation for the event horizon in a closed, dust dominated universe is (again from Mukhanov): de(t)=am(1-cosη)(ηmax-η),(am is a constant) which clearly has non-vanishing values for η≤π

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Jan 25, 2015 #2
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  4. Jan 26, 2015 #3

    George Jones

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    For a closed, dust dominated universe, ##0 < \eta < 2\pi##. During the expansion phase, ##0 < \eta < \pi##. Combining this with
    $$\chi_e \left( \eta \right) = \eta_\mathrm{max} - \eta = 2\pi - \eta$$
    gives that, during the expansion phase,
    $$\begin{align}
    0 > -\eta > -\pi \\
    2\pi> 2\pi - \eta > \pi \\
    2\pi> \chi_e \left( \eta \right) > \pi
    \end{align}$$
    But this "solution" is unphysical, because, in a closed universe, ##\chi## is never larger that ##\pi##.
     
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