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written by Wolfgang Christian, Mario Belloni, and Anne Cox
educational validator: Bethany Zach
The GR Schwarzschild Particle program simulates orbits of objects around a black hole using the Schwarzschild metric. It also displays a plot of the effective potential well in which the orbiting particle resides. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the gr_schwarzschild_particle.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.
GR Schwarzschild Particle 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.
Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java.
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A pdf document that briefly describes the GR Schwarzschild Particle program. It describes how to use the gr_schwarzschild_particle.jar file and contains… more...
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Published: May 1, 2008
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GR Schwarzschild Particle Program:
Is Part Of General Relativity (GR) Package
The General Relativity (GR) Package contains curricular materials for the teaching of general relativity using the GR Schwarzschild Particle Program.relation by Mario Belloni
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