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Article Contents

ABSTRACT

1.INTRODUCTION

2.OBSERVABLES
2.1.Standard Cosmological Paradigm
2.2.CMB Temperature Field
2.3.CMB Polarization Field

3.ACOUSTIC PEAKS
3.1.Basics
3.2.Initial Conditions
3.3.Gravitational Forcing
3.4.Baryon Loading
3.5.Radiation Driving
3.6.Damping
3.7.Polarization
3.8.Integral Approach
3.9.Parameter Sensitivity

4.BEYOND THE PEAKS
4.1.Matter Power Spectrum
4.2.Gravitational Secondaries
4.3.Scattering Secondaries
4.4.Non-Gaussianity

5.DATA ANALYSIS
5.1.Mapmaking
5.2.Bandpower Estimation
5.3.Cosmological Parameter Estimation

6.DISCUSSION

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