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GR Schwarzschild Particle Program Documents

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Main Document

GR Schwarzschild Particle Program 

written by Wolfgang Christian, Mario Belloni, and Anne Cox
educational validator: Bethany Zach

The GR Schwarzschild Particle program simulates orbits of objects around a black hole using the Schwarzschild metric.  It also displays a plot of the effective potential well in which the orbiting particle resides.  

GR Schwarzschild Particle is part of a suite of Open Source Physics programs that model aspects of General Relativity.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.  Double clicking the gr_schwarzschild.jar file will run the program if Java is installed. Other programs provide additional visualizations.  They can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, OSP, or General Relativity.

Published May 1, 2008
Last Modified May 23, 2008

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Supplemental Documents (2)

GR Schwarzschild Particle Documentation 

A pdf document that briefly describes the GR Schwarzschild Particle program. It describes how to use the gr_schwarzschild_particle.jar file and contains short tutorial exercises and for use with the gr_schwarzschild_particle.jar file.

Published May 1, 2008
Last Modified May 1, 2009

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GR Schwarzschild Particle Distribution 

The materials distributed in this zip file are in support of the GR Schwarzschild Particle program. This distribution contains the GR Schwarzschild Particle program, documentation and exercises.

Published May 1, 2008
Last Modified May 23, 2008

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