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1 Polarimetry As pointed out by Lightman & Shapiro (1975) and Meszaros et al. (1988), polarimetric information (direction and degree) would increase the parameter space used to investigate compact objects from the current two (spectra and time variability) to four independent parameters that models need to satisfy. Such constraints are likely to be crucial in our attempts to model the hard state with its radio jet and the SPL state. However, because of the complexities of the accretion flows associated with these states it appears unlikely that their study will soon provide quantitative probes of strong gravity.

For additional details and references, see RM06 and MR06. 1) is of particular interest. A feature of this state is that the X–ray spectrum is dominated by a soft blackbody-like component that is emitted by (relatively) cool optically-thick gas, presumed to be located in the accretion disk. A minor nonthermal (power-law) component in the spectrum, possibly from a hot optically thin corona, is energetically unimportant. The thermal state is believed to match very closely the classic thin accretion disk model of Shakura & Sunyaev (1973) and Novikov & Thorne (1973).

Distortion of a ring of freely falling dust as a gravitational wave passes through. The wave is propagating into the page. From left to right are a series of four snapshots of the distortion of the ring. The top row are distortions due to h+ . The bottom row are distortions due to h× . The snapshots are taken at times t = 0, t = T /4, t = T /2 and t = 3T /4 respectively, where T is the period of the gravitational wave. The relative phase between h+ and h× corresponds to a circularly polarized gravitational wave.

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