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ABSTRACT

1.CHANDRA: A NEW PARADIGM

2.POPULATION STUDIES IN X-RAYS
2.1.X-Ray Photometry
2.2.X-Ray Luminosity Functions

3.OLD X-RAY BINARY POPULATIONS
3.1.Low-Mass X-Ray Binaries in Early-Type Galaxies: There They Are - Past and Present
3.2.Source Spectra and Variability
3.3.X-Ray Luminosity Functions of Low-Mass X-Ray Binary Populations
3.4.Association of Low-Mass X-Ray Binaries with Globular Clusters: The Facts
3.5.Metallicity and Dynamical Effects in Globular Cluster Low-Mass X-Ray Binary Formation
3.6.Constraints on the Formation and Evolution of Low-Mass X-Ray Binaries: Field Binaries or Globular Cluster Sources?
3.7.Young Early-Type Galaxies and Rejuvenation

4.YOUNG XRB POPULATIONS
4.1.X-Ray Source Populations of Spiral and Irregular Galaxies
4.2.X-Ray Luminosity Functions - the X-Ray Luminosity Function of the Star-Forming Population

5.SUPER-SOFT SOURCES (SSSs) AND QUASI-SOFT SOURCES (QSSs)

6.ULTRALUMINOUS X-RAY SOURCES
6.1.Association of ULXs with Active Star-Forming Stellar Populations
6.2.Spectra and Time Variability from Chandra and XMM-Newton
6.3.Counterparts at Other Wavelengths
6.4.Models of ULX Formation and Evolution, and Paths for Future Work

7.X-RAY EMISSION AND GALAXY EVOLUTION

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