27 Incredible Gifs Demonstrating the Awesomeness of Physics

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Physics is fun… to some people. Learning about physics in high school or university isn’t always the most interesting thing in the world, at least to most people. It doesn’t just sound boring to those who have no clue about Physics. It can be quite dull to those in class as well. However, everything complicated becomes simple and cool through the right kind of visualization. So through these 27 jaw dropping gifs that display something that sounds complicated from the world of physics, we hope to make you appreciate the laws and theories behind what makes everything on this planet function.

This is an example of the Magnus effect, in which a spinning ball curves away from its flight path.

Turns out burning candles can create vacuums: The higher air pressure outside the glass pushes the water inside and up.

The Levitron toy helps display something known as spin-stabilized magnetic levitation, where the pull of gravity is equal to the magnetic repulsion.

Simply put, this is an awesome explanation of how a Laser works.

Turbine convection, with the rising heat helping the spin motion, sorta lika a fan.

A bullet vs Prince Rupert’s Drop, which is a toughened glass bead.

An awesome demonstration of angular momentum.

And here’s an equally awesome demonstration of centripetal acceleration.

A cute lesson on how inertia works.

Turns out you can use TNT to extinguish an oil fire. This was taken in Kuwait back in 1991.

The excitation and dispersion of surface gravity waves, demonstrated by this awesome gif of a huge ship looking like it’s about to head to the depth before shockingly returning to an upright position.

A nice way to teach and learn about harmonic motion.

A straight pole through a curved hole. Yes, it’s actually happening, no edits!

A neat microgravity trick: One CD player is off, the other is on. Turns out they don’t act the same way.

A demonstration of Bernoulli’s principle, which states that an increase in the speed of a fluid occurs simultaneously with a decrease in pressure or potential energy.

Baseball can teach you about physics too. For example, the trajectory and behavior of an object in motion.

Fans of Queen can be seen moving when they hear the music, hence a demonstration of the speed of sound.

A self balancing stick.

A neat spinning top toy.

This is a terrific demonstration of Schlieren optics, which comes from Schlieren photography, a process used to take pictures of the flow of fluids in varying density.

A rocket’s spin can be stopped with something as simple as yo-yo, more or less.

A Faraday train. A neat way of choo-choo’ing through life.

An oil bath vibrating at the right frequency can make an oil drop bounce on it indefinitely.

This is what happens when you have too much rear-down force, colliding with a head on wind.

The Spike Wave: Concentric wave singularity.

Demonstrating probability with a hexstat.

Resonating highway sign in Calgary. If you watch it until the end, the right sign falls in the end.

If this gave you a craving to experiment on your own, there are some awesome physics books to get you started with some simple things.