The formation of the first stars and quasars marks the transformation
of the universe from its smooth initial state to its clumpy current
state. In popular cosmological models, the first sources of light
began to form at a redshift z=30 and reionized most of the hydrogen
in the universe by z=7. Current observations are at the threshold of
probing the hydrogen reionization epoch. The study of high-redshift
sources is likely to attract major attention in observational and
theoretical cosmology over the next decade.
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Equation (1), pg. 131: Replace 0.03 with 0.0315.
Equation (4), pg. 134: Replace R symbols with a (the scale factor).
7 and 8 lines from the top, pg. 145: exponents should be 1 and 2,
respectively, not -1 and -2.
4 lines from the bottom, pg. 151: Replace "Haiman (2000)" with
"Haiman, Abel, & Rees (2000)".
2 lines after equation (73), pg. 170: Replace reference to Eq. (95)
with reference to Eq. (24).
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