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Applications of Cosmological Perturbation Theory

  title={Applications of Cosmological Perturbation Theory},
  author={Adam J. Christopherson},
  journal={arXiv: Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics},
Cosmological perturbation theory is crucial for our understanding of the universe. The linear theory has been well understood for some time, however developing and applying the theory beyond linear order is currently at the forefront of research in theoretical cosmology. This thesis studies the applications of perturbation theory to cosmology and, specifically, to the early universe. Starting with some background material introducing the well-tested 'standard model' of cosmology, we move on to… 

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