Statistics of cosmic microwave background polarization

@article{Kamionkowski1997StatisticsOC,
  title={Statistics of cosmic microwave background polarization},
  author={M. Kamionkowski and A. Kosowsky and A. Stebbins},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  year={1997},
  volume={55},
  pages={7368-7388}
}
  • M. Kamionkowski, A. Kosowsky, A. Stebbins
  • Published 1997
  • Physics
  • Physical Review D
  • We present a formalism for analyzing a full-sky temperature and polarization map of the cosmic microwave background. Temperature maps are analyzed by expanding over the set of spherical harmonics to give multipole moments of the two-point correlation function. Polarization, which is described by a second-rank tensor, can be treated analogously by expanding in the appropriate tensor spherical harmonics. We provide expressions for the complete set of temperature and polarization multipole moments… CONTINUE READING
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