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Paper: Anisotropy of the cosmic background radiation
Volume: 5, The Minnesota Lectures on Clusters of Galaxies and Large-Scale Structure
Page: 231
Authors: Silk, Joseph
Abstract: The characteristics of the cosmic microwave background radiation (CBR) are reviewed, focusing on intrinsic anisotropies caused by primordial matter fluctuations. The basic elements of the CBR are outlined and the contributions to anisotropy at different angular scales are discussed. Possible fluctuation spectra that can generate the observed large-scale structure of the universe through gravitational instability and nonlinear evolution are examined and compared with observational searches for cosmic microwave anisotropies.
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