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Classical Helium Program
written by Wolfgang Christian, Harvey Gould, and Jan Tobochnik
The classical helium OSP program is a simple example of a three body problem and is similar to gravitational problem of a heavy sun and two light planets.  The model consists of two electrons moving in a 2/r potential well and interacting through a 1/r potential.  Initial conditions can be set to show phenomena such as  autoionization or braided orbits.  These conditions are stored in an xml document.

An EJS implementation of this model is also available.  Search the OSP collection for classical helium.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Gravity
= Orbits
- Upper Undergraduate
- Lower Undergraduate
- Graduate/Professional
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
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© 2008 GNU GPL license
autoinization, helium, orbits
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created May 21, 2008 by Wolfgang Christian
Record Updated:
March 23, 2009 by Wolfgang Christian
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when Cataloged:
August 8, 2008
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W. Christian, H. Gould, and J. Tobochnik, Computer Program CLASSICAL HELIUM PROGRAM (2008), WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7209&DocID=375).
W. Christian, H. Gould, and J. Tobochnik, Computer Program CLASSICAL HELIUM PROGRAM (2008), <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7209&DocID=375>.
APA Format
Christian, W., Gould, H., & Tobochnik, J. (2008). Classical Helium Program [Computer software]. Retrieved July 24, 2024, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7209&DocID=375
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Christian, W, H. Gould, and J. Tobochnik. "Classical Helium Program." https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7209&DocID=375 (accessed 24 July 2024).
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Christian, Wolfgang, Harvey Gould, and Jan Tobochnik. Classical Helium Program. Computer software. 2008. Java 1.5. 24 July 2024 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7209&DocID=375>.
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@misc{ Author = "Wolfgang Christian and Harvey Gould and Jan Tobochnik", Title = {Classical Helium Program}, Month = {August}, Year = {2008} }
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An EJS implementation of the classical helium model.  Both the EJS model and OSP program produce the same output.

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