/r/physicsgifs

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GIFs that show physics principles at work in the real world or in a simulation.

About

This subreddit is dedicated to showcasing interesting and entertaining physics principles in work in the real world or in a demonstration.


Rules

  • Submit gifs that show the interesting world of physics. Be it pendulums, crashes, or physical models.

  • Explanations for whatever is happening in the gif would be preferred, but isn't required. If you understand what's happening in the gif, feel free to put an explanation in the comments.

  • Also, please upvote intelligent and informative comments. Don't keep the upvotes soley for puns and references and all of that jazz.

  • Don't post videos.


Filter By Category

Electromagnetism

Thermodynamics

Fluid Dynamics

Light, Waves and Sound

Newtonian Mechanics

Astrophysics and Space

Nuclear Physics

Quantum Mechanics


Symbols, Superscripts and Subscripts

Superscript

  • E = mc2 is written as E = mc^(2)

Subscript

  • vo = vf - (a * t) is written as v*_o_* = v*_f_* - (a * t)

Arrows

  • Equilibrium arrow: ⇌
  • Left Arrow: ←
  • Right arrow: →
  • Left/Right Arrow: ↔
  • Up Arrow: ↑
  • Down Arrow: ↓
  • Up/Down Arrow: ↨

Equality Signs

  • Less Than or Equal To: ≤
  • Greater Than or Equal To: ≥
  • Not Equal: ≠
  • Approximation: ≅

Additional Symbols:

  • Theta: θ
  • Degrees: °
  • Mu: μ
  • Sigma: Σ
  • Delta: Δ
  • Phi: ϕ
  • Omega: ω
  • Alpha: α
  • Pi: π
  • Plus or Minus: ±
  • Integral Sign: ∫
  • Square Root: √

Please use these to help out fellow redditors that haven't studied physics! Live Example.


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/r/physicsgifs

179,431 Subscribers

865

Torque for dummies.

27 Comments
2021/09/26
06:12 UTC

1,384

Fun with Physics

58 Comments
2021/09/22
22:18 UTC

583

Some friday morning hilarity for you.

3 Comments
2021/09/17
14:59 UTC

775

Simple Irrigation Siphon

6 Comments
2021/09/16
13:46 UTC

823

Anyone know what's going on here?

35 Comments
2021/09/16
13:35 UTC

35

Hydrodynamic Levitation

0 Comments
2021/09/13
16:19 UTC

28

Opposite reaction

3 Comments
2021/09/10
17:52 UTC

1,032

A 10x10x10cm, 19kg tungsten cube dropped on concrete from a height of 45m. Tungsten is slightly more dense (19.3 g/cm3) than Uranium

50 Comments
2021/09/10
12:05 UTC

630

The Leidenfrost effect

5 Comments
2021/09/09
12:43 UTC

768

And you go and learn everything about the calculus of the moment of inertia, sine, cosine, cathetus over hypotenuse, decomposition of forces in the X, Y and Z axes, theory of structures, etc. And then Toño the Stoner with a bottle of Heineken came and does this.

36 Comments
2021/09/08
13:40 UTC

329

Shock produced by laser impacting water extremely slowed down.

4 Comments
2021/09/08
04:34 UTC

449

Plain White Paper Reflecting Like a Mirror (Specular Reflection)

14 Comments
2021/09/07
04:08 UTC

96

Ocean Currents Around Hawaii: Velocity & Temperature

1 Comment
2021/09/05
16:14 UTC

848

Cylinder Morphs To Wing -> Self-Coded Fluid Simulation -> Tutorial See My Comment

28 Comments
2021/09/04
17:24 UTC

74

Wave speed being directly proportional to depth

5 Comments
2021/09/02
00:06 UTC

1,182

Superconductor levitating with flux pinning glides over a magnet roller coaster

32 Comments
2021/09/01
20:36 UTC

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