Visual physics and mathematics

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This book will present images and animations which illustrate points of physics or mathematics.

Anyone is invited to contribute.


Classical mechanics[edit]

Gravitation:

Gravitation.gif


Fluid dynamics[edit]

Sound waves :

Spherical pressure waves.gif


Flow around a cylinder:

Inviscid flow around a cylinder.gif


Flow around a wing:

Flow around a wing.gif


Venturi Effect:

Venturi.gif


Dynamical systems[edit]

Flows near a point of equilibrium[edit]

Saddle.gif

Stability1.gif

Flow of the damped harmonic oscillator.gif Spiralling flow with a streamline.gif Oscillateur harmonique dans le plan xv.gif

Star attractor.gif Expeller 2D.gif

An exceptional kind of stable node.gif An exceptional kind of unstable node.gif

Shear flow.gif

Several points of equilibrium[edit]

Saddle and stable node.gif Saddle and unstable node.gif


Limit cycles[edit]

Stable limit cycle.gif Unstable limit cycle.gif


Lorenz system[edit]

Lorenz apparition.gif


Lorenz attraction front view.gif Lorenz attraction profile view.gif

Lorenz attraction 45 degrees left profile view.gif Lorenz attraction 45 degrees right profile view.gif

Lorenz attraction top view.gif


Lorenz attractor.gif


Chua system[edit]

Chua attractor.gif Chua attractor 14 4.gif

Chua a=0 to 18 42.gif Chua a=12 6 to 13 8.gif

Geometry[edit]

Pi and the relationship between a circle's circumference:

Pi-unrolled-720.gif

Quantum Physics[edit]

Heisenberg indeterminacy:

Uncertainty principle.gif


Wave-particle duality:

Wave-particle duality.gif


Solitary wavelet or particle?

Wavelet.gif


Interference of a particle with itself:

Interference of a quantum particle with itself.gif