/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/chemicalreactiongifs

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/r/physics

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/r/physicsgifs

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88

Gravity doing it's job because the physics of my parachute didn't work too well

8 Comments
2023/02/07
14:08 UTC

868

Standing waves in tea caused by vibrations from a cruise ship.

14 Comments
2023/02/06
03:13 UTC

374

Pendulum hanging from two springs (chaotic and regular orbits visualized)

13 Comments
2023/01/23
09:23 UTC

32

A question regarding Newton's third law!!!!!

Imagine we are in deep space in a space ship,there is nothing around us.In this situation can the ship increase its velocity or come to rest using thrusters .If so, how? Because there should be something there so that it would apply an opposite force to the force of the thrusters and make it go faster or stop it according to newton's third law.i mean i see space ships going crazy in sci fi movies.could they do that?

15 Comments
2023/01/21
13:20 UTC

654

Using an A-frame to rescue a tractor

11 Comments
2023/01/20
15:34 UTC

223

Diamond lattice unit cell (atoms are color-coded by position: corner, face or inner). Coded from scratch, using raymarching.

0 Comments
2023/01/17
21:05 UTC

895

Copper isn’t magnetic but creates resistance in the presence of a strong magnetic field, resulting in dramatically stopping the magnet before it even touches the copper.

49 Comments
2023/01/16
14:01 UTC

523

A standing wave generated from the superposition of two traveling waves

10 Comments
2023/01/13
18:06 UTC

481

Magic Candle Snuffer with No Moving Parts

31 Comments
2023/01/06
15:54 UTC

108

Never seen candle wax 'flowing'. How and why?

34 Comments
2023/01/04
17:34 UTC

928

Doppler Shift Visualization

22 Comments
2023/01/01
16:35 UTC

519

Singing Wine Glass [oc]

9 Comments
2022/12/22
16:40 UTC

526

Cool wavy light, any scientific explanations are welcomed

59 Comments
2022/12/22
10:32 UTC

406

Waves in cloud cover over Lake Geneva (10 min played in 15 s). Alps in the background.

3 Comments
2022/12/11
16:09 UTC

1,797

Balance

37 Comments
2022/12/08
00:56 UTC

2,400

Static Electricity

37 Comments
2022/12/06
20:21 UTC

733

I made an animated cartoon using simulations on popcorn odor spread and twisters! Link to full video in comment.

10 Comments
2022/12/02
09:49 UTC

375

Why does this Hot Wheels car dropped from ~2 feet up onto a tile floor bounce so wildly?

62 Comments
2022/11/12
05:27 UTC

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