Description

In this paper, we compare the waveforms from the post-Newtonian (PN) approach with the numerical simulations of generic black-hole binaries which have mass ratio q 0.8, arbitrarily oriented spins with magnitudes S1/m2 1 0.6 and S2/m2 2 0.4, and orbit 9 times from an initial orbital separation of r 11M prior to merger. We observe a reasonably good agreement between the PN and numerical waveforms, with an overlap of over 98% for the first six cycles of the (ℓ = 2,m = ±2) mode and over 90% for the (ℓ = 2,m = 1) and (ℓ = 3,m = 3) modes.

Date of creation, presentation, or exhibit

11-17-2008

Comments

18th workshop on general relativity and gravitation, Hiroshima, Japan Proceedings from the 18th workshop on general relativity and gravitation, Hiroshima, Japan, Nov.17 - Nov.21, 2008 Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works in February 2014.

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Department, Program, or Center

School of Physics and Astronomy (COS)

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

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