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Structure: struct qnScope

The structure struct qnScope specifies a domain of parameter space and contains a set of templates that cover this domain. The fields of this structure are: struct qnScope{

int n_tmplt: The total number of templates required to cover the region in parameter space. This is typically set by qn_template_grid().
float freq_min: The minimum frequency of the region of parameter space.
float freq_max: The maximum frequency of the region of parameter space.
float qual_min: The minimum quality of the region of parameter space.
float qual_max: The maximum quality of the region of parameter space.
struct qnTemplate *templates: Pointer to the array of templates. This pointer is usually set by qn_template_grid() when it allocates the memory necessary to store the templates and creates the necessary templates.
};

Although we are interested in the physical parameters, such as the mass and angular momentum, of the black hole sources of gravitational radiation, it will be more convenient to work with the frequency and quality parameters of damped sinusoids when creating detection templates. For the fundamental quadrupole quasinormal mode, there is a one-to-one correspondence between the mass and angular momentum parameters and the frequency and quality parameters which is approximately given by Echeverria [25].


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Bruce Allen 2000-11-19