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ABSTRACT

1.INTRODUCTION

2.BACKGROUND
- Pre-IRAS
- Early IRAS Results

3.REDSHIFT SURVEYS
- Luminosity Functions
- Spectral Energy Distributions

4.PROPERTIES OF LUMINOUS INFRARED GALAXIES
- Optical and Near-Infrared Imaging
- Optical and Near-Infrared Spectroscopy
- Mid- and Far-Infrared (Post-IRAS) Observations
- Submillimeter Continuum
- Radio Continuum
- Gas Content
- High-Energy Observations

5.ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION OF LUMINOUS INFRARED GALAXIES
- Strong Interactions and Mergers
- Case Studies

6.ASSOCIATED PHENOMENA
- Formation of Ellipticals
- Formation of Star Clusters
- Formation of Dwarf Galaxies
- Enrichment of the Intergalactic Medium

7.THEORETICAL MODELS

8.SUMMARY

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