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written by Wolfgang Christian, Mario Belloni, and Anne Cox
The GR Kerr Stone program simulates orbits of an object in the equatorial plane near a rotating black hole using the Kerr metric. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the gr_kerr_stone.jar file will run the program if Java is installed. The default is an object initially with an r value of 3.0 near a black hole with angular momentum parameter, J/M = 0.75.
GR Kerr Stone 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 Kerr Stone program. It describes how to use the gr_kerr_stone.jar file and contains short tutorial exercises and… more...
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Published: May 1, 2009
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GR Kerr Stone 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 Kerr Stone Program.relation by Anne Cox
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