Annu. Rev. Astron. Astrophys. 1994. 32: 371-418
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DYNAMICS OF COSMIC FLOWS

Avishai Dekel

Racah Institute of Physics, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem 91904, Israel

KEY WORDS: cosmology, large-scale structure, peculiar velocities


INTRODUCTION
GRAVITATIONAL INSTABILITY
MEASURING PECULIAR VELOCITIES
Distance Indicators
Malmquist Biases
Homogenized Catalogs
ANALYSIS OF OBSERVED PECULIAR VELOCITIES
Toy models
Potential Analysis
Regularized Multi-parameter Models - Wiener Filter
Malmquist-Free Analysis
Fields of Velocity and Mass Density
PREDICTED MOTIONS FROM THE GALAXY Z-DISTRIBUTION
TESTING BASIC HYPOTHESES
CMB Fluctuations versus Motions
Galaxies versus Dynamical Mass
Environmental effects: Ellipticals versus Spirals
THE INITIAL FLUCTUATIONS
Power Spectrum - Dark Matter
Back in Time
THE VALUE OF Omega
beta from Galaxies versus the CMB Dipole
beta from Galaxy Density versus Velocities
beta from Distortions in Redshift Space
Omega from PDFs using Velocities
Omega from Velocities in Voids
DISCUSSION: ARE THE HYPOTHESES JUSTIFIED?
REFERENCES

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