Blanchet, Luc and Iyer, Bala R. and Will, Clifford M. and Wiseman, Alan G. (1996) Gravitational waveforms from inspiralling compact binaries to second-post-Newtonian order. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 13 (4). pp. 575-584. ISSN 0264-9381 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20120131-111434909
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The two independent 'plus' and 'cross' polarization waveforms associated with the gravitational waves emitted by inspiralling, non-spinning, compact binaries are presented, ready for use in the data analysis of signals received by future laser interferometer gravitational-wave detectors such as LIGO and VIRGO. The computation is based on a recently derived expression of the gravitational field at the second-post-Newtonian approximation of general relativity beyond the dominant (Newtonian) quadrupolar field. The use of these theoretical waveforms to make measurements of astrophysical parameters and to test the nature of relativistic gravity is discussed.
|Additional Information:||© 1996 IOP Publishing Ltd. Received 15 January 1996. This research is supported in part by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, by the National Science Foundation grants no PHY 92-22902 (Washington University) and AST 94-17371 (Caltech) and by the National Aeronautics and Space Aministration grants no NAGW 3874 (Washington University) and NAGW 4268 (Caltech). One of the authors (AGW) would like to thank Ben Owen for several helpful comments.|
|Classification Code:||PACS: 04.30.-w; 04.80.Nn; 04.25.Nx. MSC: 83C25; 83C35; 83D05.|
|Official Citation:||Gravitational waveforms from inspiralling compact binaries to second-post-Newtonian order Luc Blanchet et al 1996 Class. Quantum Grav. 13 575|
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|Deposited By:||Tony Diaz|
|Deposited On:||24 Feb 2012 23:50|
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