Toward understanding CMB anisotropies and their implications.

  title={Toward understanding CMB anisotropies and their implications.},
  author={Wittchen Hu and Sugiyama},
  journal={Physical review. D, Particles and fields},
  volume={51 6},
Working toward a model independent understanding of cosmic microwave background (CMB) anisotropies and their significance, we undertake a comprehensive and self-contained study of scalar perturbation theory. Initial conditions, evolution, thermal history, matter content, background dynamics, and geometry all play a role in determining the anisotropy. By employing analytic techniques to illuminate the numerical results, we are able to separate and identify each contribution. We thus bring out… CONTINUE READING
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