On the cosmological viability of the Hu-Sawicki type modified induced gravity

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It has been shown recently that the normal branch of a DGP braneworld scenario self-accelerates if the induced gravity on the brane is modified in the spirit of f(R) modified gravity. Within this viewpoint, we investigate cosmological viability of the Hu-Sawicki type modified induced gravity. Firstly, we present a dynamical system analysis of a general f(R)-DGP model. We show that in the phase space of the model, there exist three standard critical points; one of which is a de Sitter point corresponding to accelerating phase of the universe expansion. The stability of this point depends on the effective equation of state parameter of the curvature fluid. If we consider the curvature fluid to be a canonical scalar field in the equivalent scalar-tensor theory, the mentioned de Sitter phase is unstable, otherwise it is an attractor, stable phase. We show that the effective equation of state parameter of the model realizes an effective phantom-like behavior. A cosmographic analysis shows that this model, which admits a stable de Sitter phase in its expansion history, is a cosmologically viable scenario. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.

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Nozari, K., & Kiani, F. (2011). On the cosmological viability of the Hu-Sawicki type modified induced gravity. Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, 703(4), 395–401. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2011.08.020

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