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# Non-Gaussian signatures of Tachyacoustic Cosmology

(22 Sep 2012)  Key: citeulike:11437252

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### Abstract

I investigate non-Gaussian signatures in the context of tachyacoustic cosmology, that is, a noninflationary model with superluminal speed of sound. I calculate the full non-Gaussian amplitude $\mathcalA$, its size $f_ NL$, and corresponding shapes for a red-tilted spectrum of primordial scalar perturbations. Specifically, for cuscuton-like models I show that $f_ NL∼ \cal O(1)$, and the shape of its non-Gaussian amplitude peaks for both equilateral and local configurations, the latter being dominant. These results, albeit similar, are quantitatively distinct from the corresponding ones obtained by Magueijo et. al in the context of superluminal bimetric models.