Conservative self-force correction to the innermost stable circular orbit: Comparison with multiple post-Newtonian-based methods

  title={Conservative self-force correction to the innermost stable circular orbit: Comparison with multiple post-Newtonian-based methods},
  author={Marc Favata},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  • Marc Favata
  • Published 27 August 2010
  • Physics
  • Physical Review D
Barack and Sago [Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 191101 (2009)] have recently computed the shift of the innermost stable circular orbit (ISCO) of the Schwarzschild spacetime due to the conservative self-force that arises from the finite-mass of an orbiting test-particle. This calculation of the ISCO shift is one of the first concrete results of the self-force program, and provides an exact (fully relativistic) point of comparison with approximate post-Newtonian (PN) computations of the ISCO. Here… 

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