Spinning compact binary inspiral: Independent variables and dynamically preserved spin configurations

  title={Spinning compact binary inspiral: Independent variables and dynamically preserved spin configurations},
  author={L'aszl'o 'A. Gergely},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  • L. Gergely
  • Published 2 December 2009
  • Physics
  • Physical Review D
We establish the set of independent variables suitable to monitor the complicated evolution of the spinning compact binary during the inspiral. Our approach is valid up to the second post-Newtonian order, including leading order spin-orbit, spin-spin and mass quadrupole-mass monopole effects, for generic (noncircular, nonspherical) orbits. Then, we analyze the conservative spin dynamics in terms of these variables. We prove that the only binary black hole configuration allowing for spin… 

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