Testing post-Newtonian theory with gravitational wave observations

K. G. Arun, B. R. Iyer, M. S.S. Qusailah, B. S. Sathyaprakash

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Abstract

The Laser Interferometric Space Antenna (LISA) will observe supermassive black hole binary mergers with an amplitude signal-to-noise ratio of several thousand. We investigate the extent to which such observations afford high-precision tests of Einstein's gravity. We show that LISA provides a unique opportunity to probe the nonlinear structure of post-Newtonian theory both in the context of general relativity and its alternatives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)L37-L43
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Volume23
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - May 7 2006

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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