These lecture notes are based on Refs. arXiv:2110.15351, arXiv:2012.06586, and arXiv:1908.02927, which aim to give closed-form solutions to the spinning, eccentric binary black hole dynamics at 1.5PN via two different equivalent ways: (1) the standard way of integrating Hamilton's equations and (2) using action-angle variables. The above papers assume a certain level of familiarity with the symplectic geometric approach to classical mechanics, the non-fulfillment of which on the reader's part may make the papers appear esoteric. The purpose of these lecture notes is to give the reader this prerequisite knowledge which the above papers assume on the reader's part.
- Pub Date:
- June 2022
- General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology;
- Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
- Pedagogical lecture notes based on Refs. arXiv:2110.15351, 2012.06586, 1908.02927, 2210.01605. Accompanied by Mathematica package at https://github.com/sashwattanay/BBH-PN-Toolkit. For the most updated version of these notes (with typos fixed), see https://github.com/sashwattanay/lectures_integrability_action-angles_PN_BBH/blob/gh-action-result/pdflatex/lecture_notes/main.pdf