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Inflationary Cosmology and Structure Formation

Inflationary Cosmology and Structure Formation
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Publisher: arXiv
Number of pages: 77

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These lectures cover the basics of inflationary models for the early universe, concentrating particularly on the generation of density fluctuations from scalar-field dynamics. The subsequent gravitational dynamics of these fluctuations in dark matter in a Friedmann model are described, leading to a review of the current situation in confronting inflationary models with the latest data on the clustering of galaxies and other measures of large-scale structure.

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