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written by Wolfgang Christian, Mario Belloni, and Anne Cox
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The GR Schwarzschild Light Impact Parameter program simulates the path of light around a black hole using the Schwarzschild metric and allows the user to set the impact parameter of the light.  It also displays a plot of the effective potential well in which the light particle resides. The default setting is light with an r-coordinate value of 3.5 and an impact parameter of 5.346.  

GR Schwarzschild Light Impact 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_impact_b.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.
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Astronomy
- Fundamentals
= Relativity
Relativity
- General Relativity
= Black Holes
- Spacetime Fundamentals
= Metric
- Lower Undergraduate
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
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= Interactive Simulation
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© 2008 Wolfgang Christian
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PACSs:
01.50.hv
04.20.-q
07.05.Tp
Keywords:
black hole, general relativity, relativistic orbits
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Metadata instance created May 23, 2008 by Anne Cox
Record Updated:
August 22, 2009 by Gregory Comer
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W. Christian, M. Belloni, and A. Cox, Computer Program GR SCHWARZSCHILD LIGHT IMPACT PARAMETER PROGRAM (2008), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7227&DocID=388).
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W. Christian, M. Belloni, and A. Cox, Computer Program GR SCHWARZSCHILD LIGHT IMPACT PARAMETER PROGRAM (2008), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7227&DocID=388>.
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Christian, W., Belloni, M., & Cox, A. (2008). GR Schwarzschild Light Impact Parameter Program [Computer software]. Retrieved September 22, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7227&DocID=388
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Christian, W, M. Belloni, and A. Cox. "GR Schwarzschild Light Impact Parameter Program." http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7227&DocID=388 (accessed 22 September 2014).
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Christian, Wolfgang, Mario Belloni, and Anne Cox. GR Schwarzschild Light Impact Parameter Program. Computer software. 2008. Java 1.5. 22 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7227&DocID=388>.
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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 Light Impact Parameter Particle Program.

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