Animated GIFs for Physics

Catalog


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CategoryTopic width x height bytes
quantum mechanical particle in a box, mixed states
states 1 and 2 75 x 525031
states 1 and 5 75 x 526013
states 4 and 5 75 x 526275


quantum mechanical states, finite square well
even states 122 x 70 10,816
odd states 122 x 70 10,821

simple waves
transverse travelling wave 80 x 39 3589
longitudinal travelling wave 160 x 19 3691
superposition (standing waves) 80 x 39 3198
transverse standing wave 80 x 39 3198
longitudinal standing wave 160 x 19 3711

lissajous figures
(fy : fx)

1 : 1 62 x 624860
2 : 1 62 x 626660
1 : 3 62 x 624398
2 : 3 62 x 627162
4 : 3 62 x 6213,532

beats
superpositon (beats) 80 x 38 8739
v[phase] and v[group] positive and equal 80 x 39 6682
v[phase] and v[group] positive and unequal 80 x 39 5054
v[phase] and v[group] in opposite directions 80 x 39 4729
v[phase] = 0, v[group] < 0 80 x 39 4738
v[phase] > 0, v[group] = 0 80 x 39 4725

circuits
charging two capacitors in series 49 x 56 4375
charging two capacitors in parallel 63 x 324438
two resistors in series 43 x 561278
two resistors in parallel 57 x 322224

springs and pendulums
simple oscillator 99 x 293891
coupled oscillators, symmetric mode 99 x 294565
coupled oscillators, antisymmetric mode 99 x 294435
simple pendulum 59 x 593587
double pendulum symmetric mode 61 x 59 4542
double pendulum antisymmetric mode 59 x 59 2135

doppler effect
sound from source at rest 217 x 104628
sound from moving source 237 x 103002
source moving toward listener 205 x 105597
source moving away from listener 205 x 10 4473
listener moving toward source 217 x 105263
listener moving away from source 217 x 105229

miscellaneous
color addition 49 x 45 3873
color subtraction 49 x 45 4123
converging lens 198 x 597685
elliptical orbit 76 x 743037

Sample Lessons
travelling wavesstanding wavesbeatsdoppler effect

These GIFs were created by Martha Takats (mtakats@acad.ursinus.edu) using GifBuilder.