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GR Kerr Light Program Documents

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Main Document

GR Kerr Light Program 

written by Wolfgang Christian, Mario Belloni, and Anne Cox

The GR Kerr Light program simulates the path of light in the equatorial plane near a rotating black hole using the Kerr metric.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.  Double clicking the gr_kerr_light.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.  The default setting is light with an initial r value of 3.0 near a black-hole with angular momentum parameter, J/M = 0.75.

GR Kerr Light is part of a suite of Open Source Physics programs that model aspects of General Relativity.  Other programs provide additional visualizations.  They can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, OSP, or General Relativity.

Last Modified May 1, 2009

Supplemental Documents (2)

GR Kerr Light Documentation 

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

Published May 1, 2009
Last Modified May 1, 2009

This file is included in the full-text index.

GR Kerr Light Distribution 

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

Published May 1, 2009
Last Modified May 1, 2009