The method of “reverse engineering” for designing potentials in cosmologies with “quintessence” scalar field is systematically used for several types of cosmologies (through the time behavior of the scale factor). The general recipe is introduced and then applied when matter other than the scalar field is present, and for tachyonic scalar fields. The possibility of using this method for prescribing initial data in numerical simulations in cosmology is investigated.
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