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written by Wolfgang Christian, Mario Belloni, and Anne Cox
educational validator: Bethany Zach
The GR Schwarzschild Particle Rate program simulates orbits of objects around a black hole using the Schwarzschild metric. It displays data on the position and local time of the orbiter as well as a plot of the effective potential well in which the orbiting particle resides. The default configuration is a circular orbit.
GR Schwarzschild Particle Rate 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_particle_rate.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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A pdf document that briefly describes the GR Schwarzschild program. It describes how to use the gr_schwarzschild_particle_rate.jar file and contains short… more...
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Published: May 23, 2008
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GR Schwarzschild Particle Rate 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 Rate Program.relation by Anne Cox
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