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GR Classical Exploding Program
written by Wolfgang Christian, Mario Belloni, and Anne Cox
educational validator: Bethany Zach
The GR Classical Exploding program uses Newtonian mechanics to simulate the orbits of objects that explode near a central massive object. It also shows the effective potential of the orbiting particle. The default configuration is an explosion located at r = 1.
GR Classical Exploding is part of a suite of Open Source Physics programs that model aspects of General Relativity. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the gr_classical_exploding.jar file will run the program if Java is installed. 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.
2 supplemental documents are available
GR Classical Exploding Documentation
A pdf document that briefly describes the GR Classical Exploding program. It describes how to use the gr_classical_exploding.jar file and contains short tutorial exercises for use with the gr_classical_exploding.jar file.
download 91kb .pdf
Published: May 23, 2008
The materials distributed in this zip file are in support of the GR Classical Exploding program. This distribution contains the GR Classical Exploding program, documentation, and exercises for use with the GR Classical Exploding.
download 623kb .zip
Published: May 23, 2008
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GR Classical Exploding 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 Classical Exploding program.relation by Mario Belloni
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