
Selecting your Problem



Zero^{th} order, observed frequency f determined by
 [Gr]^{1/2}
(i.e., M^{1/2}R^{3/2})



then luminosity determined by
 efficiency factor (e.g., distortion e)
 and event duration,
 which are very likely to be interconnected.



So when f drops into the frequency bandwidth of LIGO
and/or predicted luminosities brighten, we should be careful
to explicitly state in these simple terms,
"What changed, and why?"



If you're looking for a more quantitative statement about exact
power spectrum template, don't believe anything until
general relativistic treatments have been perfected.



However ... rather than plotting power spectra, we should start
characterizing
it in terms of relatively small set of parameters AND expected
quantitative bounds on parameter values.
[Prince]



Should we believe in these SNproduced "bars"?



What about this "backward chirp" source suggested by D. Lai?



Nonlinear development of rmode

