Nonlinear Effects in EMRI Dynamics and Their Imprints on Gravitational Waves

  title={Nonlinear Effects in EMRI Dynamics and Their Imprints on Gravitational Waves},
  author={Georgios Lukes-Gerakopoulos and Vojtvech Witzany},
  journal={Handbook of Gravitational Wave Astronomy},
The largest part of any gravitational-wave inspiral of a compact binary can be understood as a slow, adiabatic drift between the trajectories of a certain referential conservative system. In many contexts, the phase space of this conservative system is smooth and there are no “topological transitions” in the phase space, meaning that there are no sudden qualitative changes in the character of the orbital motion during the inspiral. However, in this chapter we discuss the cases where this… 

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