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Article Contents

TITLE PAGE

1.INTRODUCTION

2.THE SPECTRUM OF THE XRB

3.THE ISOTROPY OF THE X-RAY BACKGROUND

4.THE CONTRIBUTION OF KNOWN CLASSES OF DISCRETE SOURCES
4.1.Surveys at Energies Above 3 keV
4.2.Surveys at Energies Less Than 3 keV
4.3.Constraints from the Isotropy of the X-Ray Background
4.4.Conclusion

5.MODELS FOR THE RESIDUAL BACKGROUND
5.1.A Diffuse Origin?
5.2.A New Class of Sources

6.THE LARGE-SCALE STRUCTURE OF THE UNIVERSE AND THE X-RAY BACKGROUND

7.SUMMARY AND FUTURE WORK

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