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    Quadratic Theory of Gravity with a Scalar Field and Type I Shapovalov Wave Spacetimes

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    For the quadratic theory of gravity with a scalar field, exact solutions are found for gravitational-wave models in Shapovalov I-type spacetimes, which do not arise in models of the general theory of relativity. The theory of gravity under consideration can effectively describe the early stages of the universe. Type I Shapovalov spaces are the most general forms of gravitational-wave Shapovalov spacetimes, whose metrics in privileged coordinate systems depend on three variables, including the wave variable. For Einstein vacuum spacetimes, these wave models degenerate into simpler types. The exact models of gravitational waves in the quadratic theory of gravity can be used to test the realism of such theories of gravity

    Type I Shapovalov Wave Spacetimes in the Brans–Dicke Scalar-Tensor Theory of Gravity

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    Exact solutions for Shapovalov wave spacetimes of type I in Brans–Dicke’s scalar-tensor theory of gravity are constructed. Shapovalov wave spacetimes describe gravitational wave models that allow for the the separation of wave variables in privileged coordinate systems. In contrast to general relativity, the vacuum field equations of the Brans–Dicke scalar-tensor theory of gravity lead to exact solutions for type I Shapovalov spaces, allowing for the the construction of observational tests to detect such wave disturbances. Furthermore, the equations for the trajectories of the test particles are obtained for the models considered