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ABSTRACT

1.INTRODUCTION TO DEEP EXTRAGALACTIC X-RAY SURVEYS
1.1.Brief Historical Summary of X-ray Deep Field Research
1.2.Current Deep Surveys with Chandra and XMM-Newton
1.3.Deep-Survey Number Counts and the Fraction of the Cosmic X-ray Background Resolved

2.PROPERTIES OF THE SOURCES FOUND AND MISSED BY DEEP EXTRAGALACTIC X-RAY SURVEYS
2.1.Source Classification Challenges
2.2.Basic Source Types
2.3.AGN Redshift and Luminosity Distributions
2.4.AGN Selection Completeness

3.SOME KEY RESULTS FROM DEEP EXTRAGALACTIC X-RAY SURVEYS
3.1.X-ray Measurements of AGN Evolution and the Growth of Supermassive Black Holes
3.2.X-ray Constraints on the Demography and Physics of High-Redshift (z > 4) AGN
3.3.X-ray Constraints on AGN in Infrared and Submillimeter Galaxies
3.4.X-ray Emission from Distant Starburst and Normal Galaxies

4.FUTURE PROSPECTS FOR DEEP EXTRAGALACTIC X-RAY SURVEYS

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