The Power-Law Cosmology

Problem 1

problem id: PWL_1

Show that for power law $a(t)\propto t^n$ expansion slow-roll inflation occurs when $n\gg1$.

Problem 2

problem id: PWL_2

Show that in the power-law cosmology the scale factor evolution $a\propto\eta^q$ in conformal time transforms into $a\propto t^p$ in physical (cosmic) time with $p=\frac{q}{1+q}.$

Problem 3

problem id: PWL_3

Show that if $a\propto\eta^q$ then the state parameter $w$ is related to the index $q$ by the following $w=\frac{2-q}{3q}=const.$