Spin effects in the inspiral of coalescing compact binaries.

  title={Spin effects in the inspiral of coalescing compact binaries.},
  author={Kidder and P M Will and Wiseman},
  journal={Physical review. D, Particles and fields},
  volume={47 10},
We derive the contributions of spin-orbit and spin-spin coupling to the gravitational radiation from coalescing binary systems of spinning compact objects. We calculate spin effects in the symmetric, trace-free radiative multipoles that determine the gravitational waveform, and the rate of energy loss. Assuming a balance between energy radiated and orbital energy lost, we determine the spin effects in the evolution of the orbital frequency and orbital radius. Assuming that a laser… CONTINUE READING
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