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GR Schwarzschild Particle Exploding Program
written by Wolfgang Christian, Mario Belloni, and Anne Cox
educational validator: Bethany Zach
The GR Schwarzschild Particle Exploding program simulates orbits of objects emitted in an explosion 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 input the energy of the exploding masses and see the effective potential of any of the orbiters.
GR Schwarzschild Particle Exploding 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_particle_exploding.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.
2 supplemental documents are available
GR Schwarzschild Particle Exploding Documentation
A pdf document that briefly describes the GR Schwarzschild Particle Exploding program. It describes how to use the gr_schwarzschild_particle_exploding.jar file and contains short tutorial exercises for use with the gr_schwarzschild_particle_exploding.jar file.
download 111kb .pdf
Published: May 23, 2008
The materials distributed in this zip file are in support of the GR Schwarzschild Particle Exploding program. This distribution contains the GR Schwarzschild Particle Exploding program, documentation, and exercises.
download 656kb .zip
Last Modified: May 23, 2008
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GR Schwarzschild Particle Exploding Program:
Is Part Of General Relativity (GR) Package
The General Relativity (GR) Package contains curricular materials for the teaching of general relativity using the GR Schwarzschild Particle Exploding Program.relation by Anne Cox
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