- There is also the possibility in general of circular polarization, described
by Stokes parameter , but this is absent in cosmological settings.
- ... horizon
- Recall that the comoving scale does not vary with time. At very early times, then, the wavelengh
is much larger than the horizon .
- ... inflation,
- , the potential energy density associated with the
scalar field(s) driving inflation.
- ... here.
- Aside from COBE, experiments to date have had a sizable calibration error
( 5-10%) which must be factored into the interpretation of Plate
- ... scheme