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Complete conservative dynamics for inspiralling compact binaries with spins at the fourth post-Newtonian order

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In this work we complete the spin-dependent conservative dynamics of inspiralling compact binaries at the fourth post-Newtonian order, and in particular the derivation of the next-to-next-to-leading order spin-squared interaction potential. We derive the physical equations of motion of the position and the spin from a direct variation of the action. Further, we derive the quadratic-in-spin Hamiltonians, as well as their expressions in the center-of-mass frame. We construct the conserved integrals of motion, which form the Poincaré algebra. This construction provided a consistency check for the validity of our result, which is crucial in particular in the current absence of another independent derivation of the next-to-next-to-leading order spin-squared interaction. Finally, we provide here the complete gauge-invariant relations among the binding energy, angular momentum, and orbital frequency of an inspiralling binary with generic compact spinning components to the fourth post-Newtonian order. These high post-Newtonian orders, in particular taking into account the spins of the binary constituents, will enable to gain more accurate information on the constituents from even more sensitive gravitational-wave detections to come.

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insu-03748194 , version 1 (09-08-2022)

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Michèle Levi, Jan Steinhoff. Complete conservative dynamics for inspiralling compact binaries with spins at the fourth post-Newtonian order. JOURNAL OF COSMOLOGY AND ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS, 2021, 2021, ⟨10.1088/1475-7516/2021/09/029⟩. ⟨insu-03748194⟩
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