Wolfgang Christian, Mario Belloni, and Anne Cox
The GR Schwarzschild Light Wavefront program simulates the path of light emitted in all directions near a black hole using the Schwarzschild metric. The default setting is an explosion with an r-coordinate value of 6.0. The user can also see the effective potential of any of the light trajectories.
GR Schwarzschild Light Wavefront Parameter 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_light_wavefront.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.
Please note that this resource requires
at least version 1.5 of Java.
GR Schwarzschild Light Wavefront Documentation
A pdf document that briefly describes the GR Schwarzschild Light Wavefront program. It describes how to use the gr_schwarzschild_light_wavefront.jar file and contains short tutorial exercises for use with the gr_schwarzschild_light_wavefront.jar file. download 151kb .pdf
Published: May 23, 2008
GR Schwarzschild Light Wavefront Distribution
The materials distributed in this zip file are in support of the GR Schwarzschild Wavefront program. This distribution contains the GR Schwarzschild Light Wavefront program, documentation, and exercises. download 680kb .zip
Published: May 23, 2008
Christian, W., Belloni, M., & Cox, A. (2008). GR Schwarzschild Light Wavefront Program [Computer software]. Retrieved February 7, 2023, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7229&DocID=394
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