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GR Schwarzschild Particle Energy Program Documents

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GR Schwarzschild Particle Energy Program 

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

The GR Schwarzschild Particle Energy 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. The user can change the orbiter's state by entering new energy and angular momentum values and dragging the marker to different positions. The default configuration is a circular orbit.

GR Schwarzschild Particle Energy 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_particle_energy.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.

Last Modified May 23, 2008

Supplemental Documents (2)

GR Schwarzschild Particle Energy Documentation 

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

Published May 23, 2008
Last Modified May 23, 2008

GR Schwarzschild Particle Energy Distribution 

The materials distributed in this zip file are in support of the GR Schwarzschild Particle Energy program. This distribution contains the GR Schwarzschild Particle Energy program, documentation, exercises, and additional parameter sets (xml files)

Published May 23, 2008
Last Modified May 23, 2008

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