Annu. Rev. Astron. Astrophys. 1993. 31: 689-716
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ASTRONOMICAL TESTS OF THE COLD DARK MATTER SCENARIO

Jeremiah P. Ostriker


Princeton University, Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Peyton Hall, Princeton, New Jersey 08544-1001


Key Words: cosmology, large-scale structure


Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

THE CDM SCENARIO DEFINED
History: Origin of the Standard Model
Linear Theory
Galaxy Formation and Bias
Input Parameters: By Hypothesis Omegatot = 1 and Lambda = 0 in the Standard Model

ASTRONOMICAL TESTS OF THE STANDARD CDM SCENARIO
CBR Fluctuations
Low Redshift Galaxy and Cluster Distributions
The Velocity Distribution of Galaxies
High Redshift Phenomena
Low Redshift Phenomena
Parameters

CONCLUSIONS AND PROSPECTS
New Directions
Overall Assessment of the Cold Dark Matter Scenario

REFERENCES

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