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GR Schwarzschild Particle Rate Program Documents

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GR Schwarzschild Particle Rate Program 

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

The GR Schwarzschild Particle Rate program simulates orbits of objects around a black hole using the Schwarzschild metric.  It displays data on the position and local time of the orbiter as well as a plot of the effective potential well in which the orbiting particle resides. The default configuration is a circular orbit.

GR Schwarzschild Particle Rate 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_rate.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

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Supplemental Documents (2)

GR Schwarzschild Particle Rate Documentation 

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

Published May 23, 2008
Last Modified May 23, 2008

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GR Schwarzschild Particle Rate Distribution 

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

Published May 23, 2008
Last Modified May 23, 2008

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