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Paper   IPM / Astronomy / 14101
School of Astronomy
  Title:   Long gradient mode and large-scale structure observables I: linear order
1.  A Allahyari
2.  Javad Taghizadeh Firouzjaee
  Status:   To Appear
  Journal: arXiv
  Pages:   8
  Supported by:  IPM
We study the effect of long gradient modes on large scale observables. When defined correctly, genuine observables should not only be gauge invariant but also devoid of any gauge artifacts. One such gauge artifact is a pure gradient mode. Using the relativistic formulation of large scale observables, we confirm that a long gradient mode which is still outside observer�??s horizon leaves no imprint on the large scale observables at first order. These include the cosmic rulers and the number counts. This confirms the existing method for relativistically defined observables. The general relativistic bias relation for the halos and galaxies is also invariant under the presence of a long gradient mode perturbation. The observed power spectrum is not affected by this long mode.

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