The Kepler problem: The Newtonian and the relativistic (Special Theory) Comparison DocumentsThis material has 3 associated documents. Select a document title to view a document's information. Main DocumentThe Kepler problem: The Newtonian and the relativistic (Special Theory) Comparison
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Kostas Papamichalis In this simulation, we solve the Kepler problem in the context of two theories: a) the Special Theory of Relativity and b) the Newtonian Mechanics. We simulate the motion of a particle according to the predictions of each model, for the same initial conditions. We observe and calculate the precession of the perihelion and the aphelion of the orbit for the case of the relativistic model and the closedelliptic path in the Newtonian model. We check our calculations and the virtual measurements, by implementing several activities in the environment of the simulation.
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Supplemental DocumentsKepler Problem: the Newtonian and the relativistic theoryThis simulation describes the Kepler problem in the context of two theories: a) the Special Theory of
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Source Code DocumentsNewtonian and Relativistic Kepler Problem Source CodeThe EJS JavaScript source code for the Newtonian and Relativistic Kepler Problem simulation.
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