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GR Schwarzschild Light Wavefront Program Documents

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GR Schwarzschild Light Wavefront Program 

written by Wolfgang Christian, Mario Belloni, and Anne Cox
educational validator: Bethany Zach

The GR Schwarzschild Light Wavefront program simulates the path of light emitted in all directions near a black hole using the Schwarzschild metric. The default setting is an explosion with an r-coordinate value of 6.0. The user can also see the effective potential of any of the light trajectories.

GR Schwarzschild Light Wavefront Parameter 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_schwarzschild_light_wavefront.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.

Published May 23, 2008
Last Modified May 23, 2008

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Supplemental Documents (2)

GR Schwarzschild Light Wavefront Documentation 

A pdf document that briefly describes the GR Schwarzschild Light Wavefront program. It describes how to use the gr_schwarzschild_light_wavefront.jar file and contains short tutorial exercises for use with the gr_schwarzschild_light_wavefront.jar file.

Published May 23, 2008
Last Modified May 23, 2008

GR Schwarzschild Light Wavefront Distribution 

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

Published May 23, 2008
Last Modified May 23, 2008

This file has previous versions.