## Step by Step: The Differences Between Shear and Convergence Maps in Weak Lensing

Weak lensing is a powerful tool in astronomy, but understanding the differences between shear and convergence maps can be a challenge. In this comprehensive article, we break down the mathematical methods and physical interpretations behind each map, and explore their diverse applications in cosmology. Whether you’re a seasoned researcher or a curious amateur, this step-by-step guide will deepen your knowledge and appreciation of weak lensing analysis.

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