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written by Wolfgang Christian, Mario Belloni, and Anne Cox
The GR Seeing program The GR Seeing program simulates the path of light around a black hole using the Schwarzschild metric. It also shows a plot of the proper time and angle the light is observed by a shell observer in order to demonstrate what a shell observer would see when looking at light sources near a black-hole. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the gr_seeing.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.
GR Seeing 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 Java.
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A pdf document that briefly describes the GR Seeing program. It describes how to use the gr_seeing.jar file and contains short tutorial exercises for use… more...
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Published: May 1, 2009
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GR Seeing 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 Seeing Program.relation by Anne Cox
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