Animations for Physics and Astronomy
Catalog for: Mechanics Animations
These animations are available for use under a Creative Commons License.

Projectile Motion

Aircraft Dropping a Bomb on Target

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Galileo'sExperiment: Varying Height

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Galileo's Experiment: Varying Speed

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HD Breaking Projectile Motion into Horisontal and Vertical Components

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Kinematics

Kinematics in 1D

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Kinematics in 1D: Car Chase Example

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Galileo and Motion

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Kinematics in 2D

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Changes in Motion from Aerodynamic Forces

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A Visual Effect of Relative Motion (Driving Through a Snowstorm)

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Newton's Laws

Creating Free Body Diagrams: An Example

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Calculating the Components of Weight Relative to a Ramp

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Energy

Converting Potential Energy to Kinetic Energy on a Frictionless Ramp

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Converting Potential Energy to Kinetic Energy Rolling Down Various Ramps

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Moment of Inertia and Converting Potential Energy to Kinetic Energy Rolling Down a Ramp

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Circular Motion

Circular Motioncircular Motion and Centripetal Acceleration as a Limit

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HD The Kinematics of Circular Motion

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Circular Motion and Tension

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Car on a Level Track (new)

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Car on a Banked Frictionless Track (new)

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Car on a Level Track

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Car on a Banked Frictionless Track

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Conical Pendulum

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Conical Pendulum (pretty version)

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Lift and Weight Produce Circular motion in Banked Flight

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Motion in a Vertical Circle

Coasting Through a Vertical Loop (with Reaction Forces)

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Medium Speed (Tension Remains Positive)

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Tension When Tension Just Goes to Zero at the Top

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""Tension"" When a Mass Just Coasts Around a Vertical Circle

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Car Coasting Through a Vertical Loop

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Car Failing to Coast Through a Loop

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Inertial Frames of Reference

Motion on a Merry Go Round

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Motion on a Merry Go Round

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Motion (multiple objects) on a Merry Go Round

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Motion (multiple objects) on a Merry Go Round

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Coriolis Effect on the Surface of the Earth

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Rotation of the Earth and the Foucault Pendulum

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Gravitation

Cavendish experiment to determine G

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Gyroscopes

Precession

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Precession and Nutation

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Precession

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Precession and Nutation

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Wobble

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Oscillations

""Tension"" in a Pendulum String for Large Oscillations

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Tension in a Pendulum String for Medium Oscillations

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Tension in a Pendulum String for Small Oscillations

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