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Constraints on the growth rate using the observed galaxy power spectrum. / Fonseca, José; Viljoen, Jan-Albert; Maartens, Roy.

In: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, Vol. 12, 028, 10.12.2019, p. 1-18.

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Fonseca, J, Viljoen, J-A & Maartens, R 2019, 'Constraints on the growth rate using the observed galaxy power spectrum', Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, vol. 12, 028, pp. 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1088/1475-7516/2019/12/028

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Fonseca, J., Viljoen, J-A., & Maartens, R. (2019). Constraints on the growth rate using the observed galaxy power spectrum. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, 12, 1-18. [028]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1475-7516/2019/12/028

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Fonseca J, Viljoen J-A, Maartens R. Constraints on the growth rate using the observed galaxy power spectrum. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics. 2019 Dec 10;12:1-18. 028. https://doi.org/10.1088/1475-7516/2019/12/028

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Fonseca, José ; Viljoen, Jan-Albert ; Maartens, Roy. / Constraints on the growth rate using the observed galaxy power spectrum. In: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics. 2019 ; Vol. 12. pp. 1-18.

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