GR Schwarzschild Time Program Documents

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GR Schwarzschild Time Program 

written by Wolfgang Christian, Mario Belloni, and Anne Cox
educational validator: Bethany Zach

The GR Schwarzschild Time uses the Schwarzschild metric to show the local time at points near a black hole in comparison to the time measured by a faraway observer. It also shows sinusoidal signals emitted from nearby points as recorded by a local (shell) observer. The default configuration is three observers near a black hole.

GR Schwarzschild Time is part of a suite of Open Source Physics programs that model aspects of General Relativity. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the gr_schwarzschild_time.jar file will run the program if Java is installed. Other programs provide additional visualizations.  They can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, OSP, or General Relativity.

Last Modified May 23, 2008

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Supplemental Documents (2)

GR Schwarzschild Time Documentation 

A pdf document that briefly describes the GR Schwarzschild Time program. It describes how to use the gr_schwarzschild_time.jar file and contains short tutorial exercises for use with the gr_schwarzschild_time.jar file.

Published May 23, 2008
Last Modified May 23, 2008

GR Schwarzschild Time Distribution 

The materials distributed in this zip file are in support of the GR Schwarzschild Time program. This distribution contains the GR Schwarzschild Time program, documentation, and exercises.

Published May 23, 2008
Last Modified May 23, 2008