0372-400Х (Edition in Ukrainian)
2071-0186 (Edition in English)
2071-0194 (in electronic form)
Abbreviated key title: Ukr. J. Phys.
Kuzmichev V.E., Kuzmichev V.V.
Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics, Nat. Acad. of Sci. of Ukraine
(14b, Metrolohichna Str., Kyiv 03680, Ukraine; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Expanding Universe: Change of Regime
Section: Astrophysics and Cosmology
Abstract: The aim of the paper is to explain, on the basis of the strict equations of quantum geometrodynamics for a cosmological model with the Robertson–Walker metric, the possible change of a regime of the expansion of the universe, from acceleration to deceleration or vice versa. We show that the change of the rate of expansion can point to the existence of a particular type of forces acting in the universe. It is indicated that these forces have the quantum nature. The cause of the expansion and a change of its regimes is a special form of the effective potential well, in which the universe is moving as a whole.
Key words: dark energy, dark matter, quantum geometrodynamics, cosmology.