Mario Belloni, and
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
GR Schwarzschild Particle Documentation
A pdf document that briefly describes the GR Schwarzschild Particle program. It describes how to use the gr_schwarzschild_particle.jar file and contains short tutorial exercises and for use with the gr_schwarzschild_particle.jar file. download 108kb .pdf
Published: May 1, 2008
GR Schwarzschild Particle Distribution
The materials distributed in this zip file are in support of the GR Schwarzschild Particle program. This distribution contains the GR Schwarzschild Particle program, documentation and exercises. download 643kb .zip
Published: May 1, 2008
Christian, W., Belloni, M., & Cox, A. (2008). GR Schwarzschild Particle Program [Computer software]. Retrieved April 29, 2016, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=6975&DocID=332
Christian, Wolfgang, Mario Belloni, and Anne Cox. GR Schwarzschild Particle Program. Computer software. 2008. Java 1.5. 29 Apr. 2016 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=6975&DocID=332>.
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