Propagation of adiabatic and entropy perturbations in a bouncing universe
Abstract
By studying some bouncing universe models dominated by a specific class of hydrodynamical fluids, we show that the primordial cosmological perturbations may propagate smoothly through a general relativistic bounce. We also find that the purely adiabatic modes, although almost always fruitfully investigated in all other contexts in cosmology, are meaningless in the bounce or null energy condition (NEC) violation cases since the entropy modes can never be neglected in these situations: the adiabatic modes exhibit a fake divergence that is compensated in the total Bardeen gravitational potential by inclusion of the entropy perturbations.
 Publication:

Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
 Pub Date:
 December 2003
 DOI:
 10.1088/14757516/2003/12/003
 arXiv:
 arXiv:hepth/0306005
 Bibcode:
 2003JCAP...12..003P
 Keywords:

 High Energy Physics  Theory;
 Astrophysics;
 General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology;
 High Energy Physics  Phenomenology
 EPrint:
 25 pages, no figure, LaTeX