Constraints on the Amplitude of Primordial Density Fluctuations from the LargeScale Cosmic Microwave Background Temperature Distribution
Abstract
A general method for evaluating the maximum amplitude eta(H) of density fluctuations at their horizon crossing is presented that is consistent with all the available observations of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) largescale temperature distribution. Flat universes with Gaussian, adiabatic, scaleinvariant primordial density fluctuations are considered. The theoretical predictions are compared with the upper bounds on the CMB quadrupole anisotropy, the CMB anisotropy on intermediate angular scales, and the CMB autocorrelation function. It is found that the Fixen et al. (1983) upper limit on 10 degrees implies, at the 95 percent confidence level, eta(H) less than 0.00003.
 Publication:

The Astrophysical Journal
 Pub Date:
 April 1990
 DOI:
 10.1086/168623
 Bibcode:
 1990ApJ...353..372S
 Keywords:

 Density Distribution;
 Relic Radiation;
 Space Density;
 Temperature Distribution;
 Amplitudes;
 Anisotropy;
 Computational Astrophysics;
 Astrophysics;
 COSMIC BACKGROUND RADIATION;
 COSMOLOGY