During the epoch of extended inflation the variation of the gravitational constant is crucial to facilitate the percolation of a true vacuum. In a relevant gravity theory we analyze the problem of evolving instability against linear perturbation in a static spherically symmetric background by constructing an exact solution to the Cauchy problem. Our analysis greatly affects primordial black-hole formation and gravitational-wave emission during extended inflation.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)