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Article Contents

TITLE PAGE

1.INTRODUCTION

2.GRAVITATIONAL INSTABILITY

3.MEASURING PECULIAR VELOCITIES
3.1.Distance Indicators
3.2.Malmquist Biases
3.3.Homogenized Catalogs

4.ANALYSIS OF OBSERVED PECULIAR VELOCITIES
4.1.Toy models
4.2.Potential Analysis
4.3.Regularized Multi-parameter Models - Wiener Filter
4.4.Malmquist - Free Analysis
4.5.Fields of Velocity and Mass Density

5.PREDICTED MOTIONS FROM THE GALAXY Z-DISTRIBUTION

6.TESTING BASIC HYPOTHESES
6.1.CMB Fluctuations versus Motions
6.2.Galaxies versus Dynamical Mass
6.3.Environmental effects: Ellipticals versus Spirals

7.THE INITIAL FLUCTUATIONS
7.1.Power Spectrum - Dark Matter
7.2.Back in Time

8.THE VALUE OF Omega
8.1.beta from Galaxies versus the CMB Dipole
8.2.beta from Galaxy Density versus Velocities
8.3.beta from Distortions in Redshift Space
8.4.Omega from PDFs using Velocities
8.5.Omega from Velocities in Voids

9.DISCUSSION: ARE THE HYPOTHESES JUSTIFIED?

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