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written by Wolfgang Christian
The Orbit program displays the dynamics of multiple massive objects interacting gravitationally.  The default scenario shows the figure-eight orbit of three particles first discovered by Montgomery.   Additional particles and their initial positions and velocities can be specified using the Display | Switch GUI menu item.  

Orbit is an Open Source Physics program written for the teaching of classical orbits.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.  Double clicking the mech_orbit.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.  Other classical mechanics programs are also available.  They can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, OSP, or mechanics.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- General
- Gravity
= Orbits
= Universal Gravitation
- Upper Undergraduate
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
= Lecture/Presentation
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Keywords:
Montgomery, OSP, Open Source Physics, classical mechanics, gravitation, gravity, orbits
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Metadata instance created May 18, 2008 by Mario Belloni
Record Updated:
December 12, 2008 by Bruce Mason
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W. Christian, Computer Program ORBIT PROGRAM, Version 1.0 (2008), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7182&DocID=366).
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W. Christian, Computer Program ORBIT PROGRAM, Version 1.0 (2008), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7182&DocID=366>.
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Christian, W. (2008). Orbit Program (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved April 20, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7182&DocID=366
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Christian, Wolfgang. "Orbit Program." Version 1.0. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7182&DocID=366 (accessed 20 April 2014).
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Christian, Wolfgang. Orbit Program. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2008. Java 1.5. 20 Apr. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7182&DocID=366>.
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Orbit Program:

Is Part Of Demo Package

The Demo Package contains curricular materials for the teaching of classical orbits using the Orbit Program.

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