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3.1 The Standard Model 

The isotropic and homogeneous FLRW cosmological model, although certainly incomplete, has been so successful in describing the observable Universe that it is commonly referred to as the ``standard model''. Furthermore, and to its credit, the model is relatively simple so that it allows for calculations and predictions to be made of the very early Universe, including primordial nucleosynthesis at tex2html_wrap_inline890 seconds after the Big Bang, and even particle interactions approaching the Planck scale at tex2html_wrap_inline924 seconds. At present, observational support for the standard model includes: Because of these successes, most work in the field of physical cosmology has utilized the standard model as the background spacetime in which the large scale structure evolves, with the ambition to further constrain the cosmological parameters and structure formation scenarios through numerical simulations. The reader is referred to [40] for a more in-depth review of the standard model.

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