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ABSTRACT

1.THE COSMOLOGICAL PARADIGM AND FRIEDMANN MODEL

2.THERMAL HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE
2.1.Neutrino background
2.2.Primordial Nucleosynthesis
2.3.Decoupling of matter and radiation

3.STRUCTURE FORMATION AND LINEAR PERTURBATION THEORY

4.PERTURBATIONS IN DARK MATTER AND RADIATION
4.1.Evolution for lambda >> dH
4.2.Evolution for lambda << dH in the radiation dominated phase
4.3.Evolution in the matter dominated phase
4.4.An alternative description of matter-radiation system

5.TRANSFER FUNCTION FOR MATTER PERTURBATIONS

6.TEMPERATURE ANISOTROPIES OF CMBR
6.1.CMBR Temperature Anisotropy: More detailed theory
6.2.Description of photon-baryon fluid

7.GENERATION OF INITIAL PERTURBATIONS FROM INFLATION

8.THE DARK ENERGY
8.1.Gravitational Holography
8.2.Cosmic Lenz law
8.3.Geometrical Duality in our Universe
8.4.Gravity as detector of the vacuum energy

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