Max Tegmark's library: parameters

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Forecasting Cosmic Parameter Errors from Microwave Background Anisotropy Experiments


J. Richard Bond, George Efstathiou & Max Tegmark


Accurate measurements of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) anisotropies with an angular resolution of a few arcminutes can be used to determine fundamental cosmological parameters such as the Hubble constant H_0, the density parameter Omega_0 and the baryon density parameter Omega_b, to a precision of about a percent or better. Assuming the true theory is a variant of inflationary cold dark matter cosmologies, we calculate the accuracy with which cosmological parameters can be determined by the next generation of CMB satellites, MAP and Planck. We pay special attention to:

Reference info:

MNRAS,  291, L33-L41 (1997)

Online references:

This site also contains the latest (non-astro/ph) versions of some papers that are referenced in the text; Bond 1996 (Les Houches lectures), Hu, Sugiyama & Silk 1996, Tegmark & Efstathiou 1996, Tegmark, Taylor & Heavens 1997, MAP Home Page, Planck Home Page.

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