Search: gravity

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Astrophysics 3

  Gravity Assist

newton, animation, semi-implicit euler method, gravity

Explaining the concept and simulating gravitational slingshot of a spacecraft passing a planet.

  Precession of Mercury

ode, gravity, 4th order runge-kutta, einstein, angular momentum, space, fortran, extrapolation, f2py

Computes the precession of Mercury by linear extrapolation.

  General Relativity

differential equation, ode, gravity, newton, 4th order runge-kutta, einstein, angular momentum, space

Discussion of orbits in the Schwarzschild Geometry.

Mechanics 2

  Roller Coaster

interpolation, animation, gravity, newton, 4th order runge-kutta, cubic splines

The motion of a rolling object on an arbitrary track is analyzed.

  The Cavendish Experiment

cavendish, curve fitting, harmonic oscillator, newton, gravity

Analyzes data from the Cavendish experiment using curve fitting. The Gravitational Constant is estimated.

Astrophysics 3

  Planetary Motion - Three Body Problem

animation, gravity, newton, embedded runge-kutta pair, angular momentum, space

Applying the fourth order Runge-Kutta method and the adaptive step size Runge-Kutta method to calculate the trajectories of three bodies.

  Lagrange Points

newton, 4th order runge-kutta, space, lagrange, gravity

Studying how a third mass behaves in the effective gravitational potential resulting from two opposing masses (here: Sun and Earth).

  Planetary Motion

newton, space, explicit euler method, gravity

Applying the explicit and implicit Euler methods and the fourth order Runge-Kutta method to calculate the trajectory of the Earth around the Sun.