Annu. Rev. Astron. Astrophys. 1994. 32: 319-70
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ANISOTROPIES IN THE COSMIC MICROWAVE BACKGROUND

Martin White, Douglas Scott, and Joseph Silk


Center for Particle Astrophysics and Departments of Astronomy and Physics,
University of California, Berkeley, California 94720


KEY WORDS: background radiation, cosmology, theory, dark matter, early universe


Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Recombination
Sources of DeltaT/T

THEORY
Inflation
Structure Formation Theories
The Correlation Function
Fluctuations

POWER SPECTRUM
Power Spectrum on Large Scales
Power Spectra on Smaller Scales
The Observed Power Spectrum

DATA ANALYSIS
The Gaussian Auto-Correlation Function
Window Functions
Fitting Data

BEYOND LINEAR THEORY
Reionization
Second-Order Anisotropies

UNCERTAINTIES

NON-STANDARD COSMOLOGIES
Polarization
Open Universes
Effects of a Cosmological Constant
Topology

CONCLUSIONS

APPENDIXES
Some Useful Numbers
Sachs-Wolfe Effect

REFERENCES

NOTE ADDED IN PROOF

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