/r/physicsgifs

Photograph via snooOG

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

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What is it

I shot this video in one of the creative spaces in Moscow, who has any ideas of what this sign is made of and on what principles it works?

7 Comments
2023/11/27
02:40 UTC

32

Nice example of force vectors adding

5 Comments
2023/11/17
15:13 UTC

60

2D gravity galaxy simulation: Multigrid method

8 Comments
2023/11/16
13:15 UTC

11

Balance check for a Tensegrity sim. Extra chain to track the gravity.

0 Comments
2023/11/12
13:17 UTC

51

Rail pendulum - regular and chaotic motion

2 Comments
2023/11/11
18:18 UTC

2,526

physics noob. what??

title

127 Comments
2023/11/11
05:23 UTC

28

Last WIP before the cone version in the color mix series. In a box. I did like the spillover when the RG & B lights moved to the other icospheres.

0 Comments
2023/11/10
14:49 UTC

54

This simulation is what led to the "Maxwell tribute version". White light created from only red, green and blue lights. This sim has the expected result of creating white light from the component colors. For the final work, I filmed the RGB emanators inside of a cone to isolate the color mixing.

3 Comments
2023/11/05
15:50 UTC

78

I learned how to use Blender last year in part to make physics sims. This one was a tribute to James Maxwell and his work on the additive color model.

3 Comments
2023/11/04
04:02 UTC

35

Going in Circles!

0 Comments
2023/11/02
14:41 UTC

209

Fluid dynamics visualization

3 Comments
2023/10/27
20:28 UTC

2,826

someone explain

hi i do t take physics but i thought i’d share this here cuz i’m confused

63 Comments
2023/10/26
16:28 UTC

2,026

Explained - Why is it harder to open a fridge the second time?

Courtesy - The Action Lab @ Youtube

45 Comments
2023/10/22
16:56 UTC

95

The ANT 🐜Lesson!

4 Comments
2023/10/18
14:11 UTC

175

2D gravity galaxy simulation

6 Comments
2023/10/16
09:33 UTC

187

Diverging white light through a prism

4 Comments
2023/10/13
03:15 UTC

210

Convection current

4 Comments
2023/10/10
03:22 UTC

1,896

It don't mean a thing if it aint got that swing

20 Comments
2023/10/06
00:35 UTC

540

Static Electricity

7 Comments
2023/10/03
00:34 UTC

2,868

Friction

25 Comments
2023/09/28
16:42 UTC

807

A whirlpool inside a bottle makes it empty quicker than a still one

29 Comments
2023/09/22
11:46 UTC

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