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Article Contents

ABSTRACT

1.ORIGIN OF THE COSMIC BACKGROUND RADIATION
Thermalization

2.CMB SPECTRUM

3.CMB ANISOTROPY
3.1.Small-angle anisotropy
3.2.Reionization
3.3.Secondary Anisotropies
3.4.Polarization Anisotropies
3.5.Gaussianity of the CMB anisotropies
3.6.Foreground contamination

4.COSMIC MICROWAVE BACKGROUND ANISOTROPY OBSERVATIONS
4.1.Window Functions
4.2.Sample and Cosmic Variance
4.3.Binning CMB data

5.COMBINING CMB AND LARGE-SCALE STRUCTURE OBSERVATIONS

6.CONCLUSIONS

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