Living Reviews in Relativity

"The Cosmic Microwave Background"
A.W. Jones and A.N. Lasenby  

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1 Introduction
2 Perturbations from Inflation
3 New Predictions for Topological Defects
4 Observing Modes and Foregrounds
4.1 The SZ effect
4.2 Relativistic corrections to the SZ effect
5 Current and Future CMB Experiments
5.1 The COBE satellite
5.2 The Tenerife experiments
5.3 Saskatoon
5.4 The Owen’s Valley Radio Observatory
5.5 Python
5.6 The Cosmic Anisotropy Telescope
5.7 Future experiments
5.8 The Very Small Array
5.9 Future satellite experiments
6 Analysis of CMB Data
6.1 Maximum Entropy analysis
6.2 Wiener filtering
6.3 The CMB power spectrum versus experimental points
7 Acknowledgements
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