The Ejs N-body Orbits model displays the dynamics of three to five identical masses orbiting each other subject to Newtonian gravity. The simulation displays the periodic orbital motion of the masses. The initial configuration of the system can be changed via slider. You can modify this simulation if you have Ejs installed by right-clicking within the plot and selecting "Open Ejs Model" from the pop-up menu item.
Ejs N-body Orbits model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (Ejs) modeling tool. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the ejs_ehu_central_forces_periodic.jar file will run the program if Java is installed. Ejs is a part of the Open Source Physics Project and is designed to make it easier to access, modify, and generate computer models. Additional Ejs models for Newtonian mechanics are available. They can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, OSP, or Ejs.
Please note that this resource requires
at least version 1.5 of
Ejs N-body Orbits Model Source Code
The source code zip archive contains an XML representation of the Ejs N-body Orbits Model. Unzip this archive in your Ejs workspace to compile and run this model using Ejs. download 9kb .zip
Published: September 29, 2008
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