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Article Contents

ABSTRACT

1.INTRODUCTION

2.PRELIMINARIES
2.1.SBBN
2.2.Updated Nuclear Rates
2.3.First Results

3.OBSERVATIONS
3.1.Helium-4
3.2.Deuterium
3.3.Lithium
3.4.The Cosmic Microwave Background

4.THE LIKELIHOOD ANALYSIS
4.1.Monte-Carlo Predictions for the Light Elements
4.2.The Neutron Mean Life
4.3.Planck Likelihood Functions
4.4.Results: The Likelihood Functions

5.THE LITHIUM PROBLEM

6.LIMITS ON Neff

7.DISCUSSION

APPENDIX

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