Authors: Jan Steinhoff, Han Wang
Date: 6 Oct 2009
Abstract: The third-and-a-half post-Newtonian (PN) level is tackled by extending the canonical formalism of Arnowitt, Deser, and Misner to spinning objects. This extension is constructed order by order in the PN setting by utilizing the global Poincaré invariance as the important consistency condition. The formalism is valid to linear order in the single spin variables. Agreement with a recent action approach is found. A general formula for the interaction Hamiltonian between matter and transverse-traceless part of the metric at 3.5PN is derived. The wave equation resulting from this Hamiltonian is considered in the case of the constructed formalism for spinning objects. Agreement with the Einstein equations is found in this case. The energy flux at the spin-orbit level is computed.
© M. Vallisneri 2012 — last modified on 2010/01/29
Tantum in modicis, quantum in maximis