Accuracy requirements for the calculation of gravitational waveforms from coalescing compact binaries in numerical relativity

@article{Miller2005AccuracyRF,
  title={Accuracy requirements for the calculation of gravitational waveforms from coalescing compact binaries in numerical relativity},
  author={Mark A. Miller},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  year={2005},
  volume={71},
  pages={104016}
}
I discuss the accuracy requirements on numerical relativity calculations of inspiraling compact object binaries whose extracted gravitational waveforms are to be used as templates for matched filtering signal extraction and physical parameter estimation in modern interferometric gravitational wave detectors. Using a post-Newtonian point particle model for the premerger phase of the binary inspiral, I calculate the maximum allowable errors for the mass and relative velocity and positions of the… Expand
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