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GR Classical Program Documents

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Main Document

GR Classical Program 

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

The GR Classical program simulates orbits of objects around a central mass using Newtonian mechanics.  It also displays a plot of the effective potential well in which the orbiting particle resides.  

GR Classical 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_classical.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 April 30, 2008
Last Modified May 23, 2008

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Supplemental Documents (2)

GR Classical Program Documentation 

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

Published April 30, 2008
Last Modified May 23, 2008

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GR Classical Program Distribution 

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

Published April 30, 2008
Last Modified May 23, 2008

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