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FORMATION OF STRUCTURE IN THE UNIVERSE

Edited by Avishai Dekel and Jeremiah P. Ostriker

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DARK MATTER AND STRUCTURE FORMATION
Introduction
Cosmology Basics
Friedmann-Robertson-Walker Universes
Is the Gravitational Force propto r-1 at Large r ?
Age, Expansion Rate, and Cosmological Constant
Age of the Universe t0
Hubble Parameter H0
Relative Distance Methods
Fundamental Physics Approaches
Correcting for Virgocentric Infall
Cosmological Constant Lambda
Measuring Omega0
Very Large Scale Measurements
Large-scale Measurements
Measurements on Scales of a Few Mpc
Estimates on Galaxy Halo Scales
Cluster Baryons vs. Big Bang Nucleosynthesis
Cluster Morphology and Evolution
Early Structure Formation
Conclusions Regarding Omega
Dark-Matter Particles
Hot, Warm, and Cold Dark Matter
Cold Dark Matter
Axions
Supersymmetric WIMPs
MACHOs
Hot Dark Matter: Data on Neutrino Mass
Origin of Fluctuations: Inflation and Topological Defects
Topological Defects
Cosmic Inflation: Introduction
Inflation and the Origin of Fluctuations
Eternal Inflation
A Supersymmetric Inflation Model
Inflation with Omega0 < 1
Inflation Summary
Comparing DM Models to Observations: LambdaCDM vs. CHDM
Building a Cosmology: Overview
Lessons from Warm Dark Matter
LambdaCDM vs. CHDM - Linear Theory
Numerical Simulations to Probe Smaller Scales
CHDM: Early Structure Troubles?
Advantages of Mixed CHDM Over Pure CDM Models
Best Bet CDM-Type
References

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