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ABSTRACT

1.INTRODUCTION

2.THE SUNYAEV-ZEL'DOVICH EFFECT
2.1.Thermal Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect
2.2.Kinetic Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect
2.3.Polarization of the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect

3.STATUS OF OBSERVATIONS
3.1.Sources of Astronomical Contamination and Confusion
3.2.Single Dish Observations
3.3.Interferometric Observations

4.SKY SURVEYS WITH THE SZE
4.1.Cluster Abundance
4.2.Mass Limits of Observability
4.3.Estimates of SZE Source Counts

5.COSMOLOGY FROM SZE SURVEY SAMPLES
5.1.Distance Determinations, Hubble Constant
5.2.Cluster gas mass fractions, OmegaM
5.3.Cluster Peculiar Velocities
5.4.Energy Densities in the Universe and Growth of Structure
5.5.Challenges for Interpreting SZE Surveys

6.SUMMARY

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