Comparing post-Newtonian and numerical relativity precession dynamics

  title={Comparing post-Newtonian and numerical relativity precession dynamics},
  author={Serguei Ossokine and Michael Boyle and Lawrence E. Kidder and Harald P. Pfeiffer and Mark A.Scheel and B'ela Szil'agyi},
  journal={Physical Review D},
Binary black-hole systems are expected to be important sources of gravitational waves for upcoming gravitational-wave detectors. If the spins are not colinear with each other or with the orbital angular momentum, these systems exhibit complicated precession dynamics that are imprinted on the gravitational waveform. We develop a new procedure to match the precession dynamics computed by post-Newtonian (PN) theory to those of numerical binary black-hole simulations in full general relativity. For… Expand
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