Art created from Physics of Rolling Motion

Art created from Physics of Rolling Motion


Beauty is often hidden where we least expect it. Consider this apparently uninteresting rolling object. This rolling object has dots of various colors attached on both sides. Consider the paths that these dots take through space. These paths form a beautiful pattern that can be considered a work of art. These paths also teach us something very important. Notice how the red dots momentarily stop, before continuing. The velocity of each red dot is the sum of the velocity due to the rotation, represented by the red arrow, plus the velocity due to the forward motion of the object, represented by the white arrow. These two arrows exactly cancel each other out when the red dot is at the bottom. In order to visualize what is happening, consider the treads of a tank. As the tank moves forward, the bottom of each tread is standing still. In exactly the same way, the bottom of any wheel rolling on a surface is standing still relative to the surface, provided that there is no sliding or skidding. The only difference with our original example is that we added outer wheels which do not touch the surface. It is only the red dots that are standing still at the bottom because it is only the red dots that represent the inner part of the wheel which is actually rolling on the surface. Many more artistic patterns created by physics and mathematics can be found in the video “Beauty of Geodesics” and in other videos on this channel. Please subscribe for notifications when new videos are ready.

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  2. Eugene….. I really appreciate your hard work
    I love ❤😘your videos very much than any other videos
    Pls keep uploading videos
    Love forever

  3. Slippage might make it more difficult to recreate in real life, but very nice. You have 2 things that I love the most. Physics and Art.

  4. Beauty is cool and all but let's talk about how to calculate speed of causality. How speed of our galaxy does not produce magnetic fields around charged objects.

  5. The shape of red pattern looks like a full wave rectified 😍 and the next one when we smoothen the wave with capacitor 😍😍
    And the last one the white full rectified 😍😍😍

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  7. Loved your animations and content so much. May I ask how do you make such beautiful and stunning animations. Sorry I do not have a computers background

  8. So no matter how fast a car is travelling, there is always a part of it that is stationary compared to the road? It's like so simple and makes sense but still: Mind. Blown. lol

  9. Hi Sir , it is great animation cleared some of my doubts…I have two doubts
    1. if the relative velocity of red point  becomes zero with respect to the surface, how could the point  move back wards …what is the cause for being pushed….🙄
    2.What if friction is present? …could that red vector start sliding? Or trip over few spots on rolling  wheel which causes skidding or slipping ?… ☸️

  10. I love things that are seldom thought about but are part of our everyday Reality. This can be implemented as a far greater value for Motion when two surfaces meet, once you understand the Concept…

  11. Спасибо Евгений! А что насчёт давления света, как безмассовый фотон может передавать импульс ведь масса 0 значит и импульс 0??) Наверное глупый вопрос, но как то слабо выглядит расчет (массы) через е=мс², ведь частица то безмассовая…не понятно.

  12. Love you sir please make a video so that we can understand Einstein's concept of photoelectric effect and the knocking out of electrons when hit by the photons (particles) please introduce the visualization of the beauty behind the concept of threshold frequency and how electrons of threshold frequency interact with the photons of same, less and more frequency then the threshold frequency . Actually we want to visualize in depth what is actually happening within the atom during the photoelectric effect

  13. Sometimes I feel exhausted by stress, but your videos always motivate and encourage me to continue on my work. Because of you, I can keep my passion in physics. Thank you!

  14. Can you make a video about blackbody radiation. A.single photon, electron, or atom cannot be said to have a temperature. However, a blackbody radiation field (consisting of many photons) does have a well-defined temperature. Why?

  15. The one who did these animations and graphics is a smart person.Can the rules which are in your vidoes be used in stocks' charts analysis?

  16. Thanks Eugene
    And as always your videos are excellent and help us yo understand science in a much easy way
    No need to visualize in your mind
    Just seeing them explains everything
    Thanks again for hard work

  17. Nice demo as always; all good stuff. For "art", consider trying Additive and Subtractive Color Mixing as the dots overlap. Does the track need tic marks that align with the display graph? Give the tank tread a dot or two and change one side into a Mobius strip tread with equal length/circumference as the other "normal" tank tread. Future Demo Idea: Propeller in water and in various density air; show various blade pitch, power and cavitation combinations. There are formulae for all that stuff too…

  18. @Physics Videos by Eugene Khutoryansky
    What background music is that?
    I want to hear more of it (preferably song only, no offense).

  19. Cool ! cycloid/roulette/tautochrone/brachistochrone etc. curves/objects with very interesting properties imo. https://www.desmos.com/calculator/ufjk430dnr

  20. Eugene and 3b1b are my favourite channels on YouTube these guys really show what it means to teach physics and maths and the power of animations combined with infinite intelligence.

  21. The physical laws are inherently the prime ideals for human imagination and wonder. The mesmerizing motion of the ruby red spheres encode the omnipotent natural principle of stationary action, and form the solution curves for the famous brachistochrone problem! Thanks for making this video! 😍

  22. This is a nice way to visualize a sine wave behavior where the X axis is actually located at the bottom of the circle instead of the middle.

  23. Very beautifully done! The narration is fantastic. These are probably the best made videos on y-tube. I could listen to the narrator all day, and watch these animations all day too.

  24. The standard of beauty is highly based on the nature.
    That is why that motion can make art
    I recommend a link of my vedio clip proving the beauty is being natural.
    https://youtu.be/GWQWvh8_ZP8

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  26. Such is the example of our time in this world
    You either leave good deeds or bad deeds, they are all recorded. May The Lord Almighty, one God who begets not neither is He begotten protect us in the grave and on the day of judgement.

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