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The GR Kerr Exploding program simulates orbits of objects released in an explosion in the equatorial plane of a rotating black hole using the Kerr metric. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the gr_kerr_exploding.jar file will run the program if Java is installed. The default setting is an explosion with an initial velocity of 0.9 and an r-coordinate value of 3.0 near a black-hole at the origin with angular momentum parameter, J/M = .75.
GR Kerr Exploding is part of a suite of Open Source Physics programs that model aspects of General Relativity. 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
GR Kerr Exploding Documentation
A pdf document that briefly describes the GR Kerr Exploding program. It describes how to use the gr_kerr_exploding.jar file and contains short tutorial exercises and for use with the gr_kerr_exploding.jar file. download 102kb .pdf
Published: May 1, 2009
GR Kerr Exploding Distribution
The materials distributed in this zip file are in support of the GR Kerr Exploding program. This distribution contains the GR Kerr Exploding program, documentation and exercises. download 597kb .zip
Published: May 1, 2009
Christian, W., Belloni, M., & Cox, A. (2009). GR Kerr Exploding Program [Computer software]. Retrieved January 18, 2020, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8858&DocID=1179
Christian, Wolfgang, Mario Belloni, and Anne Cox. GR Kerr Exploding Program. Computer software. 2009. Java 1.5. 18 Jan. 2020 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8858&DocID=1179>.
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