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ABSTRACT

1.FORMATION OF THE FIRST STAR-FORMING MINIHALO
1.1.The Jeans mass and the filter mass
1.2.Cooling and chemistry in primordial gas
1.3.The minimum mass scale for collapse

2.GRAVITATIONAL COLLAPSE AND THE FORMATION OF THE FIRST PROTOSTAR
2.1.Thermal and chemical evolution of the gas during collapse
2.2.Dark matter annihilation
2.3.The role of magnetic fields

3.EVOLUTION AFTER THE FORMATION OF THE FIRST PROTOSTAR
3.1.The smooth accretion model
3.2.The fragmentation model

4.SUMMARY

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