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# A Simple Harmonic Universe

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## Abstract

We explore simple but novel solutions of general relativity which, classically, approximate cosmologies cycling through an infinite set of bounces." These solutions require curvature K=+1, and are supported by a negative cosmological term and matter with -1 < w < -1/3. They can be studied within the regime of validity of general relativity. We argue that quantum mechanically, particle production leads eventually to a departure from the regime of validity of semiclassical general relativity, likely yielding a singular crunch.