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How to visualize the merge of magnetic field?

Magnetic fields are represented by field lines and it is stated that these lines are closed lines, going through the source (often shown as lines between the two poles of the source). Approaching two ...
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Why is the concept of electric field lines needed to understand electric fields? [closed]

I am recently learning about electric fields. So I encountered the concept of electric field lines. As they are not real but imaginary lines. Why do we need them to understand electric field? I am ...
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Divergence of magnetic field

Consider a point near one of the poles of a bar magnet. The magnetic field lines do appear to spread, but according to Maxwell's equations the divergence of a magnetic field is always zero. So what's ...
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Is there a way to separate 2D from 3D? [closed]

When we see object around us in space, we can always interpret those in 2D, by considering them to pass through a plane, its only when we interact with those objects do we realise that it is 3D, is ...
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What does electromagnetic wave literally look like? [closed]

What does electromagnetic wave literally look like? Some people on the Internet called electromagnetic wave as something that has literally only two dimensions, I think it is because of this over-...
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Where can I find an interactive vector field?

Imagine a low-pressure system as a vacuum that sucks all the surrounding air straight towards it, creating many vectors of wind that all focus on one spot. Because of the Coriolis effect, each of ...
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How to animate a ball rolling down an incline?

I'm using Lagrangian mechanics to come up with the equations of motion for a ball rolling down an incline. I've come up with the following two equations. $$\begin{alignat}{1} \dot{x} &= \frac{2}{...
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Visually and physically reasonable analytic approximation to the field of a bar magnet

I want to produce publication-quality drawings of the field of a bar magnet, in both the field line representation and as a "sea of arrows." I've found some open-source software that looks like it ...
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How many eyes are needed to see a four-dimensional world? [closed]

If a four-dimensional world were to exist, how many eyes would a creature minimally need to see it (in three dimensions)? Three? Four? (Bonus question: how should these eyes be spatially configured?)...
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Do magnetic lines of force depict path of moving charges [closed]

What are the magnetic field lines basically depicting in terms of moving charges or charge carrier particles or currents. What do those circular loops around a straight current carrying wire actually ...
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Why can't our cognitive sense or five senses sense or fathom hyper-dimensional spaces? [duplicate]

Why can't our cognitive sense or five senses sense hyper-dimensional spaces? Is it because of the way our human body is built?
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Magnetic field lines due to two long parallel wires

There are two current carrying wires A and B both with same current (i) in same direction (outwards) , the rough representation of magnetic field lines looks like the diagram. O is the mid point of AB....
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Definition and visualization of a covector

Covector: A linear map from some set of vectors into real numbers. Also, on its own, it is an element of a vector space. Visualisation: visualize a covector as a stack of hypersurfaces of some ...
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Pictorial way of representing Electromagnetic Wave [duplicate]

The pattern of lines around a magnet is a pictorial way of representing magnetic field created by the magnet. Same is the case with the pattern of lines around an electric charge. Oscillating a ...
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How to plot Wigner functions for a quantum state [closed]

Given some quantum state $\rho$, I would like to plot its Wigner function. Taking some examples, the Wigner function for number states, coherent states are well known, but it is not clear how one can ...
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Visualization of motion in black hole spacetimes

A few years ago, I came across this browser-based app that simulates the trajectories of test particles in the Schwarzschild spacetime and shows an animation. I used it a little bit as a demonstration ...
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What do electromagnetic waves look like?

They say that electric and magnetic fields are perpendicular to each other in electromagnetic waves but i am not getting how will they look together? Two waves perpendicular to each other! Can ...
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How can three-dimensional (mechanical) waves be visualized?

I wish to see a visualization of a (mechanical) wave propagating through a medium, e.g. my voice through air when I speak or waves into the depths of a glass of water (or the sea) when I dip my finger ...
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How can i create a position-time graph of a object which is moving in 3D space? Is it even possible?

As modelling position-time graph of a object 2D in motion requires 3 dimensions, is it possible to create a 3D object's position-time graph? Is there any intuitive idea through which it can be ...
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Electromagnetic Fields of light waves

I'm having trouble visualizing the electric and magnetic field lines of a linearly polarized light/radio wave in 3 dimensional space. When I look at the literature, I get the picture below which seems ...
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Electric field lines visualized - uneven distribution - correct or incorrect?

I have rendered an image, where two positive charges with equal electrical charges are present: I was told that the picture is not correct, because the field lines are getting "concentrated", so if I ...
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What is the visualization of light according to Maxwell's theory of Electromagnetic wave? [closed]

The theory must imply a visualization. I am not being able to think or find any. I know the sine wave representation. But light obviously not goes like a physical string. right?
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Describe the dynamics of a fluctuating vector

I have a time series for the $\mathbf{v}(t) = (x,y,z)$ components of a vector quantity. It is fluctuating in time, and has a non-trivial autocorrelation function which I want to somehow elucidate. The ...
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How to visualize multi-dimensions in topological periodic table?

This is a question for those who are familiar with topological periodic table. The first row and right side columns represents dimensions of topological materials in periodic table. I know that for ...
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When a zero dimension point strikes a 2D plane, does ¨one side¨ of the point touch the surface of the plane or the entire point? [closed]

I am having a bit of trouble visualizing a zero dimension point bouncing off a wall like a billiards ball. The main reason I am having trouble with this is that a billiards ball has a side that is hit,...
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What is the Fabric of Spacetime? [duplicate]

I always get the analogy of the pretend sun on a piece of cloth pulling everything down such as the image attached below: But What I never really understood is what IS that piece of cloth. Like is it ...
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Visualizing in more than 3 dimensions [duplicate]

I'm not sure this is the right place for asking this question, but I would like to know the physics point of view concerning the limitations of visualizing in more than 3 dimensions. So why can we ...
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How to visualize electromagnetic radiation

So I understand that light travels in waves and that they are fluctuations in the electromagnetic field and yada yada yada... but when I sat down and actually thought about it, I became confused. ...
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Why was there a need of defining spatial dimensions more than 3? [duplicate]

3 dimensional universe looks like the limit for me. I can't even imagine a fourth dimension, and there are physicists talking of 11 dimensional spacetime. There are even mathematical generalisations ...
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Where can I find visualizations of quantum field theory equations? [closed]

As I work through A. Zee's "Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell," I'd love to be able to visualize the different equations so I can explore the effects of different terms. Any suggestions? Python ...
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Is there an intuitive interpretation of the shape of the angular momentum eigenstate?

I was watching a MIT lecture video on angular momentum eigenstate. Toward the end of the lecture, the professor had shown some plots of the first few spherical harmonics, in an attempt to explain ...
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How does one imagine the curvature of spacetime in 3D? [closed]

I'm learning about general and special relativity, but I can't seem to wrap my head around the concept of spacetime being curved in 3D. The 2D flat drawings are very explanatory, but how does one ...
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Space-time dimensions

I was having a look at Seeing the fifth dimension and I was thinking the following. A dot is 0-dimensional entity. A dot "living" in an 1-dimensional world would be a moving dot along a pipe of some ...
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What does black hole formation and evaporation actually look like as viewed from far away?

Many people on Physics SE (myself included) have been confused about what black hole formation and evaporation look like when viewed from far away. For example: Does any particle ever reach any ...
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How to express 3 dimensional motion in Minkowski space?

We can easily visualize Minkowski space diagrams with 2 spatial coordinates but how to express 3 spatial coordinates?
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How do visualization programs generate electron density meshes?

How do visualization programs such Coot and PyMOL generate electron density meshes? Example of an electron density mesh rendered in PyMOL: Currently, there are no resources on the internet to answer ...
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Fourth Dimension- I don't understand this

According to this video at $1.20$, we, humans, perceive objects in $2$ dimensional. He also gave an example with a sphere: "Take a perfect sphere for example... If you're looking at a sphere, it ...
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How can $n$-dimensional space be projected? [closed]

How is spacial projection generalized? For example I can project three-dimensional space into two-dimensional space (like with a camera), I can project two dimensional space into a dotted line or ...
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What observable is visualized in lattice QCD visualizations?

I have seen a couple of visualizations of lattice QCD, for instance the images by Derek Leinweber. Using my own data I would like to make similar visualizations. I am just not sure what I actually see ...
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How can something be perpendicular to a circular motion?

I recently forgot about the coriolis effect and revisited it. This resulted in a question, how can something be perpendicular to a circular motion? If the effect causes a force upon an object in the ...
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Visualizing A Light Wave

I'm new to the forum. So I'm not sure how a question like this will be received, but it's a sincere question that I have wonder about often. Let's say on a nice summer evening I shine a red laser ...
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Visualizing gravity

When you see graphics trying to help people visualize what gravity in Einstein's relativity "looks" like it will often be a mostly two-dimensional plane with a concave warp where a massive object is ...
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How could the universe be hyperbolic if hyperbolic space isn't symmetrical?

In the 2-D projections of the shape of the universe shown here, we see that the flat universe and the spherical universe are perfectly symmetrical, so any triangle drawn anywhere on them will be the ...
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2 space and 1 time dimensions [closed]

I know it is impossible to visualise a 3 space and 1 time dimensions. But what about 2 space and 1 time dimensions? Will it be like similar to 3 space dimensions or different? If different will it be ...
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How to visualize electromagnetic waves?

Can someone please explain to me how to visualize an electromagnetic wave in 3D space? I have struggled for a long time now trying to understand how a WiFi signal could reach a device if it looks like ...
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$3$ dimensional representation of Electric Field lines between Two particles

I have seen in many books the $2$ dimensional representation of field lines (between two particles having equal positive charge) as- But I am trying to visualise this $3$ dimensionally as how the ...
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Reference request for relativistic imaging

Being a high-school physics teacher, I always am searching for compelling and different approaches to the subject. In the case of (special) relativity a frequent curiosity arises while discussing what ...
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Gravity spacetime visualization [duplicate]

When gravity spacetime is visualized, it's a sag with the lowest point in the middle of the planet/star as you can see here: For all planets and stars, there is zero G in the core due to that the ...
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Visualizing the (expected) gradual change from quantum to classical behavior

I'm pretty much a layman (no formal Physics education beyond high school) but find Quantum Mechanics endlessly fascinating. Ok, so when the double slit experiment is performed using photons/electrons/...
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Converting spectra to rgb colour

I am having trouble obtaining RGB colour values from the spectra of an object. I have the specific flux $F_\nu$ as a function of $\nu$ for each pixel of the image I'd like to make, but am unsure of ...