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Article Contents

ABSTRACT

1.INTRODUCTION
1.1.Classification
1.2.Astrophysical importance
1.3.Type Ia Supernovae and Cosmology

2.OBSERVATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS
2.1.Observational material
2.2.Other wavelengths

3.DEDUCTIONS
3.1.Correlations
3.2.Energetics
3.3.Progenitors
3.4.Nickel masses

4.THEORY
4.1.Explosion models
4.2.Radiation transport

5.DISCUSSION
5.1.Correlations
5.2.Nickel masses
5.3.Future developments

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