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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.

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  • Education > General

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

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