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GR Kerr Stone Program Documents

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Main Document

GR Kerr Stone Program 

written by Wolfgang Christian, Mario Belloni, and Anne Cox

The GR Kerr Stone program simulates orbits of an object 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_stone.jar file will run the program if Java is installed. The default is an object initially with an r value of 3.0 near a black hole with angular momentum parameter, J/M = 0.75.

GR Kerr Stone 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 Stone Documentation 

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

Published May 1, 2009
Last Modified May 1, 2009

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GR Kerr Stone Distribution 

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

Published May 1, 2009
Last Modified May 1, 2009