Commit 9df95cdc authored by Leo P. Singer's avatar Leo P. Singer
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Tune wording of source classification

Fixes #184.
parent ec632154
......@@ -11,8 +11,8 @@ Classification
--------------
The classification consists of five numbers, summing to unity, that give the
probability that the source is a :term:`BNS`, :term:`NSBH`, :term:`BBH` merger,
or contains at least one :term:`MassGap <MassGap>` component, or is of
probability that the source is either a :term:`BNS`, :term:`NSBH`, :term:`BBH`
merger, or contains at least one :term:`MassGap <MassGap>` component, or is of
:term:`terrestrial` (i.e. a background fluctuation or a glitch) origin. See the
:ref:`figure in the alert contents section <classification-diagram>` for the
boundaries of the source classification categories in the :math:`(m_1, m_2)`
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......@@ -107,7 +107,7 @@ The table below is a representation of the contents of a LIGO/Virgo GCN Notice.
| HasNS, HasRemnant | Probability, under the assumption that the source is not | |
| | noise, that at least one of the compact objects was a | |
| | neutron star, and that the system ejected a non-zero | |
| | amount of neutron star matter, respectively. | |
| | amount of neutron star matter, respectively | |
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Name
......@@ -194,7 +194,7 @@ The inference section is present for :term:`CBC` events *only*. It has two
parts:
**Classification**: Five numbers, summing to unity, giving probability that the
source belongs to the following five categories:
source belongs to the following five mutually exclusive categories:
* :term:`BNS` merger
* :term:`NSBH` merger
......@@ -322,7 +322,9 @@ properties, *assuming that it is not noise* (e.g., assuming that it is a BNS,
NSBH, BBH, or MassGap merger):
* **HasNS**: The mass of one or more of the binary's two companion compact
objects is consistent with a neutron star.
objects is consistent with a neutron star. Equivalently, the mass of the
*secondary* or less massive compact object is consistent with a neutron star,
:math:`m_2 \leq 3 M_\odot`.
* **HasRemnant**: A non-zero amount of neutron star material remained outside
the final remnant compact object (a necessary but not sufficient condition to
produce certain kinds of electromagnetic emission such as a short :term:`GRB`
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