The EJS Classical Helium Model is an example of a three-body problem that is similar to the gravitational three-body problem of a heavy sun and two light planets. The important difference is that the helium atom's two electrons repel one another, unlike the planetary case where the intraplanetary interaction is attractive.
The EJS Classical Helium 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_mech_orbits_ClassicalHelium.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.
An OSP program implementation of this model is also available. Search the OSP collection for classical helium.
Please note that this resource requires
at least version 1.5 of
Classical Helium Model source code
The source code zip archive contains an XML representation of the EJS Classical Helium Model. Unzip this archive in your Ejs workspace to compile and run this model using Ejs. download 27kb .zip
Last Modified: March 14, 2009
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