# The Cosmic Microwave Background

@inproceedings{Durrer2008TheCM, title={The Cosmic Microwave Background}, author={Ruth Durrer}, year={2008} }

Preface 1. The homogeneous and isotropic universe 2. Perturbation theory 3. Initial conditions 4. CMB anisotropies 5. CMB polarization and the total angular momentum approach 6. Cosmological parameter estimation 7. Lensing and the CMB 8. The CMB spectrum Appendixes References Index.

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