Perturbations of a Cosmological Model and Angular Variations of the Microwave Background
Abstract
We consider generalrelativistic, spatially homogeneous, and isotropic k = 0 cosmological models with either pressure zero or pressure onethird the energy density. The equations for general linearized perturbations away from these models are explicitly integrated to obtain density fluctuations, rotational perturbations, and gravitational waves. The equations for light rays in the perturbed models are integrated. The models are used to estimate the anisotropy of the microwave radiation, assuming this radiation is cosmological It is estimated that density fluctuations now of order 10 per cent with characteristic lengths now of order 1000 Mpc would cause anisotropies of order 1 per cent in the observed microwave temperature due to the gravitational red shift and other generalrelativistic effects. The p = 0 models are compared in detail with corresponding Newtonian models The perturbed Newtonian models do not contain gravitational waves, but the density perturbations and rotational perturbations are surprisingly similar.
 Publication:

The Astrophysical Journal
 Pub Date:
 January 1967
 DOI:
 10.1086/148982
 Bibcode:
 1967ApJ...147...73S