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Article Contents
1 Introduction
2 The stellar system
3 Tidal interaction of a white dwarf with the central black hole
4 Gravitational wave emission/non-linear effects, characteristic time scales and mode amplitude limitation
5 Conditions for safe circularisation or tidal disruption
6 The rate of tidal capture by the black hole
7 Probability of detection of a source of gravitational radiation
8 Discussion
Appendix A: Conditions for the transition from stochastic instability

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