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What programs are useful for make experiments visualization? [closed]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0b9WJzQqKA Hi. I don't know if this subject is corresponding to the physics or, to design. What programs are useful for make representations, experiments (et al) as ...
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3D manifestation of a higher dimensional object

The starting points of this theorical exploration are the following. I do believe we exist in a universe where 10 (or 11) dimensions do exist, but the ones beyond 3 spatial + 1 time are compactified. ...
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In general relativity vizualizations what are the equations of grids?

I am wondering what curved 3D grids in GR outreach correspond to in equations. How would I compute such a curved grid if I know the metric tensor $g_{\mu\nu}$ in every point of space? What would be ...
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Visualization of Shape of Black Hole

I had asked this question a couple hours ago and I got some pretty good answers which cleared up my doubts. but it led to even more doubts. Why exactly is the hot gases accumulated in particular ...
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Visualization of Black holes

I have generally seen pictures of black holes like these I have also read in a lot of places that black holes can't be seen and we have predicted the locations of black holes because of its ...
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Kepler's Third Law versus PBS Newshour "Planets Orbiting in Sync"

See the PBS Newshour story from 04Dec2023...   "Solar system with 6 planets orbiting in-sync discovered in Milky Way"   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUTPoINTqYM ...About 30seconds into ...
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Graphical representation of an arbitrary tensor

I am interested in finding graphical models for tensors. To begin with, let's think about graphical models of tensors in 2D and 3D. If possible, I would be interested in the graphical representations ...
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Visualization of a potassium atom with electron configuration

Say we have a normal potassium atom. It is understood that its electron configuration is $$1s^{2}\,2s^{2}\,2p^{6}\,3s^{2}\,3p^{6}\,4s^{1}.$$ This configuration contains the energy levels, orbital ...
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What aspects of GR should be taken into consideration for realistic visualizations of a Kerr black hole? [closed]

I am not 100% sure if these kinds of questions are allowed, if not sorry in advance. For the past year, me and a friend have been working on a render engine to visualize a Kerr black hole. We have ...
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Interpret momentum applied on a rod when holding it from one end

Yesterday I started wondering exactly how much more effort it takes holding a rod from one of it's edged instead of from it's centre. Picture a rod, held by your hand from under it's centre. The force ...
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Why is Spacetime described as flat even though we live in 3 dimensions of space?

I’ve always heard and seen diagrams that show spacetime as being “flat” or in 2 dimensions with curvature. How does this correspond to the 3 spacial dimensions that we perceive to exist in?
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Proof for why flux is proportional to number of field lines

What is the proof for this (assuming that we draw infinite field lines). I understand why flux through some area is proportional to the number of field lines through that area only in the case of an ...
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Visualization of Rindler coordinization of Minkowski spacetime (Motion in inertial frame wrt. accelerating observer)

In Special Relativity, the diagram we most commonly see is the Minkowski coordinization of Rindler Spacetime (the accelerating observer's coordinates as seen in the inertial frame). Are there any ...
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Cosmological principle: can there be a center of the universe "outside" the universe?

I've been watching youtube videos about the cosmological principle. I understand that the expansion of the universe is not concentric (around a specific point in space). The balloon example helped me ...
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Can we 'see' a fast radioactive decay live (as a spectacle)?

What I mean is that are there any elements which we can actually observe decaying into other elements, like a magical transmutation? Just like how a paper burns into ash.(or some other interesting ...
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Is this statement accurate: We are 4D beings (l,w,d,t) with the ability to visualize in 3D (using our brain) and see in 2D (using our retinas)? [closed]

I've read conflicting information on us being 4D beings (length, width, depth, time) and in what dimension we are able to see. Interested to hear your thoughts, especially if you provide sources.
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How sound is represented in a graph?

Let me imagine that air nearby has structure like this, meaning that pressure variation without any disturbance is almost equal. Now if I speak, I set some molecules of it in motion. They move with a ...
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Visualization of axisymmetric flows

This question might be vague but I want to get a feeling for axisymmetric flows. In mathematics a vector field $v=v(r,\theta,z)$ where $(r,\theta,z)$ are cylindrical coordinates is axisymmetric if it ...
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Using repelling and attracting forces, how to achieve a grid/square layout of nodes instead of triangular layout

I am trying to figure out what kind of forces, however artificial, would result in a layout of objects in a grid: I am trying to use d3 to draw grids - there may be more than one solution. I ...
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Visualizing the conformal compactification diagram of $G$

I asked a question a year and 3 months ago on mathstackexchange but after 3 bounties and still no answer I've decided to try here. Here's the link: conformal compactification. Construct a conformal ...
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Why do magnetic fields exist as line? [duplicate]

why there are no magnetic field lines between two magnetic field lines. why don't magnetic fields exist as a solid Ovid of influence?
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Gravity and space bending question [duplicate]

Not a physicist here but something has been puzzling me for a while. As I understand gravity in General Relativity, it bends the space time as this Picture. Now this is all nice and elegant if I look ...
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Is there a way to visualize curvature of time?

Is there a way to visualize curvature of time? I mean curvature of space is both mathematically and physically is comprehensible. I have doubt about curvature of time.
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Why are magnetic field lines imaginary?

There are many sources online which say that magnetic field lines are imaginary such as Toppr, Vedantu and CBSE Academic. I do know that magnetic fields are real and do exist. But when can we see ...
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General relativity in layman’s terms (doubt)

I’m a high school student. I was reading a PhD thesis by Rickard Jonsson about visualising general relativity. Fig. 2.11 explained the motion of an apple thrown up into the sky by saying that it’s not ...
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How to plot Kerr geodesics?

In $ x^{\mu}= \{t,\rho,\theta,\phi\}$Boyer-Lindquist coordinates the Kerr solution takes a manageable form. Given some initial conditions $x^{\mu}(\lambda=0)$ and $\dfrac{dx^{\mu}}{d\lambda}(\lambda=0)...
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Spacetime Visual Aid Concept

How do you envision spacetime? What visual-aid(s) have helped you the most? We have all probably seen the “bowling ball on a trampoline” construct but the big problem with that is it represents ...
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How to visualize Kinematics or Classical Physics?

Is there a software or a website to visualize Kinematics? For example, I want to visualize different problems on pulley system. Is there a simulation app?
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Einstein's spacetime thought doubt [closed]

In the animation of this image you can see spacetime is constantly going towards the earth's center of mass, and when a layer of spacetime reaches to the earth's center of mass another layer of ...
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What is missing to make this depiction of a Black Hole realistic?

So i am working on a Music video as a FX Artist and part of the job is a Black Hole. Now i am fairly confident that i am just about the only one on the team who cares how accurat the party is. But i ...
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What do objects mean in CERN's collision visualisation?

Trying to find a legend for some of the collision visualisations from CERN's CMS, ALICE or other experiments. The visualisation below is from the CMS Higgs Seminar (4 July 2012). What are the things ...
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Is it possible to simulate QFT to make pretty animations?

Is it possible to simulate QFT and make animations of it? For example, it is relatively straightforward to simulate something like the Schrödinger equation or the Klein–Gordon equation if you don't ...
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Visualizing Tensors in the simplest possible way

If we can represent a scalar as a number or a point, a vector as a line or a matrix, how can we represent tensors? Is it possible to visualize them using the standard cubic space?
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Doubt regarding Space-time Grids [duplicate]

I had a doubt regarding space-time grids... I just don't understand, if the universe is three-dimensional (excluding the time dimension) why do we represent the universe as a single 2D fabric of grids ...
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Visualizing the trajectory of a mass on top of a wedge on a frictionless tabletop [closed]

A wedge with mass M rests on a frictionless, horizontal tabletop. A block with mass m is placed on the wedge (Fig. 1). There is no friction between the block and the wedge. The system is released from ...
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How can I visualise waves?

A wave is a sustained disturbance produced at a point in a medium(or field) and is transmitted to other parts of the medium(or field) without the actual translatory motion of the particles. This ...
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AdS/CFT spacetime visualization

I was inspired by comments under this answer to ask this question. In the context of AdS/CFT, one often finds an embedding diagram of the $10d$ spacetime that I don't find particularly enlightening, ...
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Can you use something like a polarising material to shift an image horizontally?

A while ago I saw a video that I can’t recall about about some patterns being shifted horizontally with material that causes a polarising effect, I just want to know if that is true? Is it possible to ...
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Visualizing wormholes without embedding spacetime

Common visualization Wormholes are often "explained" by a visualization like this where spacetime is reduced to two spatial dimensions: (Source) The problem with this visualization Now I ...
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What is the "shape" of the electric potential of a moving charge? Can the field be derived as its gradient?

This is motivated by Electricity and Magnetism, 3rd Ed., by Purcell and Morin, Section 5.6. Below is my derivation of the Lorentz transformation of the electric field due to a moving charge whose rest ...
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Identity of dynamical D$p$-branes

In my String Theory course, we introduced D$p$-branes, and I'm having trouble picturing them as dynamical objects. We analyzed the open and closed bosonic strings, found the EoM, quantized them, and ...
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Plotting Lennard-Jones potential for Argon [closed]

I am trying to understant the Lennard-Jones potential better by trying to plot it (for Argon) with the associated interatomic force, so I have: $U(r)=\frac{B}{r^{12}}-\frac{A}{r^6},\ A=1.024\cdot 10^{...
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Visualisation tool for different speeds? [duplicate]

I'm a student often doing kinematics word problems with objects moving at X km/h, Y m/s, or Z cm/s. Yet, I have no idea what these units look like in real life. Out of curiosity, I'm searching for a ...
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What is good software for animating results?

I am a graduate student in physics and many times when I am working on something/playing around with some expressions I would like to visualize how it looks on the computer. I usually already know (...
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Relativistic rendering: ray tracing photon paths affected by masses

Given an initial photon position $p_{xyz}$ and its direction of travel $d_{xyz}$ a set of (point) masses, each with a location $m^i_{xyz}$ and mass $m^i_{m}$ a time step size $d$ how can I calculate ...
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Proton as viewed from an orbiting electron's perspective

When I see depictions of the electron orbital of a hydrogen atom, I see a static proton in the center surrounded by an electron cloud. What would it look like if we shifted the reference frame to the ...
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Can we represent 4D graphically? [closed]

Actually I know that axes are always perpendicular but after three axes we cannot draw any other axis that is perpendicular to all the other three axes. can any one say how can we draw another axes ...
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Terrell-Penrose effect and surface reflectance

All explanations of Terrell-Penrose effect seem imply that the effect makes some of the back-facing walls of a passing-by object visible. You can see some examples of those in many different ...
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Properties of orbit type diagrams

For fun, I created a 3d gravity simulation and colored each $(x,y)$ coordinate blue or green if a light mass put at that location would collide - within some number of simulation steps - with one of ...
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Visualization of object falling into black hole from the perspective of a distant observer

There exist a few relativistic renderings, even videos of this kind of event from the perspective of the infalling object, yet I have never seen the same event from the perspective of a distant ...
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