[0804.0492] LISA parameter estimation of supermassive black holes

Authors: Miquel Trias, Alicia M. Sintes

Date: 3 Apr 2008

Abstract: We study parameter estimation of supermassive black holes in the range $10ˆ5-10ˆ8\Ms$ by LISA using the inspiral full post-Newtonian gravitational waveforms, and we compare the results with those arising from the commonly used restricted post-Newtonian approximation. The analysis shows that for observations of the last year before merger, the inclusion of the higher harmonics clearly improves the parameter estimation.

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Apr 03, 2008

0804.0492 (/preprints)
2008-04-03, 18:22 [edit]


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