Model-Independent Test of General Relativity: An Extended post-Einsteinian Framework with Complete Polarization Content

  title={Model-Independent Test of General Relativity: An Extended post-Einsteinian Framework with Complete Polarization Content},
  author={Katerina Chatziioannou and Nicol{\'a}s Yunes and Neil J. Cornish},
  journal={Physical Review D},
We develop a model-independent test of general relativity that allows for the constraint of the gravitational wave (GW) polarization content with GW detections of binary compact object inspirals. We first consider three modified gravity theories (Brans-Dicke theory, Rosen's theory, and Lightman-Lee theory) and calculate the response function of ground-based detectors to gravitational waves in the inspiral phase. This allows us to see how additional polarizations predicted in these theories… 

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