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Description:

The GR Schwarzschild Light Impact Parameter program simulates the path of light around a black hole using the Schwarzschild metric and allows the user to set the impact parameter of the light. It also displays a plot of the effective potential well in which the light particle resides. The default setting is light with an r-coordinate value of 3.5 and an impact parameter of 5.346. GR Schwarzschild Light Impact 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_impact_b.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.

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  • Education > General
  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9

Keywords:

NSDL,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20080905120049622T,Relativity,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Space Science,Mathematics,relativistic orbits,Fundamentals,general relativity,Astronomy,Black Holes,Informal Education,Higher Education,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Physics,Spacetime Fundamentals,Metric,General Relativity,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Education,black hole

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English

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