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Original languageEnglish
Article number004
Number of pages32
JournalJournal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics (JCAP)
Volume2014
Issue number05
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2014

Abstract

A generalization of the random fluid hydrodynamic fluctuation theory due to Landau and Lifshitz is applied to describe cosmological fluctuations in systems with radiation and scalar fields. The viscous pressures, parametrized in terms of the bulk and shear viscosity coefficients, and the respective random fluctuations in the radiation fluid are combined with the stochastic and dissipative scalar evolution equation. This results in a complete set of equations describing the perturbations in both scalar and radiation fluids. These derived equations are then studied, as an example, in the context of warm inflation. Similar treatments can be done for other cosmological early universe scenarios involving thermal or statistical fluctuations.

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  • cosmological perturbation theory, inflation, CMBR theory, EXPECTATION VALUE FORMALISM, WARM INFLATION MODEL, DENSITY PERTURBATIONS, FINITE-TEMPERATURE, EARLY UNIVERSE, TRANSPORT-COEFFICIENTS, BOLTZMANN-EQUATION, BROWNIAN MOTION, QUANTUM, HYDRODYNAMICS

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