Principles of Einstein-Finsler Gravity and Cosmology
Sergiu I. Vacaru, 2010.12.19
We analyze the foundations of Finsler gravity theories with metric compatible connections constructed on nonholonomic tangent bundles, or (pseudo) Riemannian manifolds. There are considered "minimal" modifications of Einstein gravity (including theories with violation of local Lorentz invariance) and shown how the general relativity theory and generalizations can be equivalently re--formulated in Finsler like variables. We focus on Finsler branes solutions and perspectives in modern cosmology.