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GR Schwarzschild Particle Exploding Program Documents

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GR Schwarzschild Particle Exploding Program 

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

The GR Schwarzschild Particle Exploding program simulates orbits of objects emitted in an explosion near a black hole using the Schwarzschild metric. The default setting is an explosion with an r-coordinate value of 6.0. The user can input the energy of the exploding masses and see the effective potential of any of the orbiters.

GR Schwarzschild Particle Exploding 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_exploding.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 23, 2008
Last Modified May 23, 2008

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Supplemental Documents (2)

GR Schwarzschild Particle Exploding Documentation 

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

Published May 23, 2008
Last Modified May 23, 2008

GR Schwarzschild Particle Exploding Distribution 

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

Last Modified May 23, 2008

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