GeodesicViewer – A tool for exploring geodesics in the theory of relativity

Published: 1 February 2010| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/cntyc42r5z.1
Thomas Müller, Frank Grave


Abstract The GeodesicViewer realizes exocentric two- and three-dimensional illustrations of lightlike and timelike geodesics in the general theory of relativity. By means of an intuitive graphical user interface, all parameters of a spacetime as well as the initial conditions of the geodesics can be modified interactively. This makes the GeodesicViewer a useful instrument for the exploration of geodesics in four-dimensional Lorentzian spacetimes. Title of program: GeodesicViewer Catalogue Id: AEFP_v1_0 Nature of problem Illustrate geodesics in four-dimensional Lorentzian spacetimes. Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data AEFP_v1_0; GeodesicViewer; 10.1016/j.cpc.2009.10.010 AEFP_v2_0; GeodesicViewer; 10.1016/j.cpc.2011.02.007 This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2018)



Astronomy, Astrophysics, Computational Physics