The aim of these lectures is to give a brief introduction to brane cosmology. After introducing some basic geometrical notions, we discuss the cosmology of a brane universe with matter localized on the brane. Then we introduce an intrinsic curvature scalar term in the bulk action, and analyze the cosmology of this induced gravity. Finally we present the cosmology of a moving brane in the background of other branes, and as a particular example, we discuss the cosmological evolution of a test brane moving in a background of a Type-0 string theory.
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- High Energy Physics - Theory;
- General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
- 24 pages, 5 figures, Lectures presented at the First Aegean Summer School on Cosmology, Samos, September 2001 References added