Wolfgang Christian, Mario Belloni, and Anne Cox
The GR Schwarzschild Particle Rate program simulates orbits of objects around a black hole using the Schwarzschild metric. It displays data on the position and local time of the orbiter as well as a plot of the effective potential well in which the orbiting particle resides. The default configuration is a circular orbit.
GR Schwarzschild Particle Rate 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_rate.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 Particle Rate Documentation
A pdf document that briefly describes the GR Schwarzschild program. It describes how to use the gr_schwarzschild_particle_rate.jar file and contains short tutorial exercises for use with the gr_schwarzschild_particle_rate.jar file. download 104kb .pdf
Published: May 23, 2008
GR Schwarzschild Particle Rate Distribution
The materials distributed in this zip file are in support of the GR Schwarzschild Particle Rate program. This distribution contains the GR Schwarzschild Particle Rate program, documentation, and exercises. download 640kb .zip
Published: May 23, 2008
Christian, W., Belloni, M., & Cox, A. (2008). GR Schwarzschild Particle Rate Program [Computer software]. Retrieved January 20, 2022, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7232&DocID=403
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