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GR Kerr Wavefront Program
Mario Belloni, and
The GR Kerr Wavefront program simulates the path of light emitted in all directions 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_wavefront.jar file will run the program if Java is installed. The default setting is a wavefront with an initial r value of 3.0 near a black hole with an angular momentum, J/M = .75.
GR Kerr Wavefront program 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 Kerr Wavefront Documentation
A pdf document that briefly describes the GR Kerr Wavefront program. It describes how to use the gr_kerr_wavefront.jar file and contains short tutorial exercises and for use with the gr_kerr_wavefront.jar file. download 109kb .pdf
Published: May 1, 2009
GR Kerr Wavefront Distribution
The materials distributed in this zip file are in support of the GR Kerr Wavefront program. This distribution contains the GR Kerr Wavefront program, documentation and exercises. download 601kb .zip
Published: May 1, 2009
Christian, W., Belloni, M., & Cox, A. (2009). GR Kerr Wavefront Program [Computer software]. Retrieved February 23, 2017, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8861&DocID=1188
Christian, Wolfgang, Mario Belloni, and Anne Cox. GR Kerr Wavefront Program. Computer software. 2009. Java 1.5. 23 Feb. 2017 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8861&DocID=1188>.
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