Questions tagged [visualization]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
0answers
27 views

How could I go about visualizing twistronic bilayer systems through Python? [closed]

I hope that this question is appropriate for this community. Let me know if it isn't. I would like to use Python to visualize the overlapping of 2D materials, such as hexagonal boron nitride with some ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

What does the Physics StackExchange logo depict? [migrated]

The logo for the Physics StackExchange has an interesting-looking 3D surface: It doesn't seem like the logo would just be a meaningless arbitrary graph, so I'm assuming that it probably depicts some ...
1
vote
1answer
68 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Visualization of photon or neutrino paths as masses around them collapse into singularity

There exist a few astronomy images (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravitational_lens#Gallery) and digital renders (e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIiwGa2l9X4) of strong gravitational lensing ...
1
vote
1answer
37 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
68 views

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 ...
4
votes
4answers
165 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
42 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
108 views

Visualization of $n$-dimensional Hilbert spaces

I am learning quantum physics, and came across $n$-dimensional Hilbert spaces, is there any way one can visualize a $n$-dimensional space and the n components of the vectors existing in that space? P....
0
votes
0answers
33 views

Intuition for curved Lorentzian manifolds through Euclidean embedding

How can one find embeddings of parts of curved Lorentzian manifolds into low dimensions ($\leq 3$) for visualization and intuition building? For example, one can embed the space $H_2$ into $\mathbb R^{...
3
votes
2answers
85 views

Can many-particle wave functions be imagined in 3 dimensions - instead of $3N$ dimensions?

It is usually said that the wave function for $N$ particles cannot be imagined in 3 dimensions, but only in $3N$ dimensions. What is the exact argument? Is there a loophole? Schrödinger, Feynman and ...
0
votes
1answer
42 views

What does it mean to have a function of a field?

There was a Leonard Susskind lecture on the Higgs Boson I watched the other day, and he talked about graphing the field where the domain was some sort of field space. The lecture is here at about 6 ...
1
vote
1answer
71 views

How to visualize newtonian objects in term of harmonic oscillators?

From the group $U(1)$ in QED, via group representation we get the harmonic oscillators. However, I still have a hard time to imagine newtonian objects (computer, headphone, etc) as a combination of ...
0
votes
1answer
91 views

How would you visualise a curvature in spacetime? [duplicate]

Just wondering how one could visualise a curvature in spacetime. If anyone has a site, image or video showing this it would be appreciated.
1
vote
3answers
526 views

Energy eigenfunctions of a truncated harmonic oscillator-like potential

Assume a potential of the form \begin{eqnarray}V(x) &=& \frac{1}{2}m\omega^2x^2,~-x_0\leq x\leq x_0,\\&=& 0,\hspace{2.5cm}{\rm otherwise} \end{eqnarray} where $x_0$ is a finite ...
0
votes
2answers
136 views

With north and south poles fixed, do all geodesics have constant $\theta$ and $\phi$?

I was going thorough reading Kolb and Turner's The Early Universe where in Section 2.2 it starts by asking the following question. For a comoving observer with coordinates $(r_0,\theta_0,\phi_0)$, ...
4
votes
1answer
151 views

Pseudo-Riemannian 2D manifold (visualize time curvature)

My goal is to visualize somehow the curvature of time, as opposed to the curvature of space. I know that we generally talk about spacetime curvature altogether; however, the fact that spacetime has ...
1
vote
1answer
80 views

Is there a relation between this function and black holes?

I was fiddling with this complex function visualizer and accidentally found this function which looks a lot like the blackhole visualizations that I see on the net: $$ f(z)=(z\bar{z}-1)^z $$ and I'm ...
0
votes
1answer
69 views

SPH - data visualisation in 3D

I'm not entirely sure this is the right place to ask this sort of question, but still. I have a problem with plotting 3D simulation data that I get with SPH. Basically, I want to be able to plot a '...
0
votes
1answer
91 views

How to visualize the angular frequency in SHM?

Can anyone define how can i visualize the angular frequency(ω) in a SHM y(t)=R sin(ωt+ϕ) (where ω=2π/T).Bcoz we can visualize frequency(f=1/T) as number of times the process is repeated in 1 sec so ...
0
votes
1answer
51 views

Observable higher dimensional geometry?

I recently watched a video where in VR someone was manipulating a 4D geometry in 3D space that was changing into all kinds of different shapes as it was moving through space. What i found strange is ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

Visualizing higher dimension [duplicate]

Why can't we visualize Higher dimensions greater than 3? Is it just because the dimensions doesn't exist (Certainly I know that space-time is four dimensional) or any other physical reasons.
0
votes
0answers
47 views

Identifying “how far away” and “how big” things look to an observer in a given metric tensor's space

Let's say I have a 2D spatial slice $h$ of a metric $g$, i.e., the $x,y$-components of $g$, and that there is a person, Alice, facing a rod that is oriented perpendicularly to the direction that she ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

Visual simulation of gravitational lensing

Is there a way to generate an accurate visual computer simulation of gravitational lensing?
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Visually comparing variances

I have a dataset containing 8 categories, I now want to visually compare the variance between the categories. The most common approach would be to use box plots or violin plots but I would like to ...
0
votes
2answers
404 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
702 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
517 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
63 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
136 views

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-...
0
votes
2answers
87 views

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}{...
2
votes
1answer
76 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
606 views

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?)...
-2
votes
3answers
76 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
69 views

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?
-1
votes
1answer
561 views

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....
1
vote
1answer
298 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
631 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
143 views

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 ...
1
vote
4answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
84 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
197 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
110 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
124 views

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?
1
vote
3answers
87 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
110 views

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 ...
-2
votes
3answers
45 views

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,...
1
vote
2answers
6k views

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 ...