Bouncing balls in a circle gives one of the simplest systems to exhibit chaos, as was pointed out in a comment by Andrew Moylan. The animation above shows two balls which start off with almost exactly the same speed and location, but before long they are travelling along completely different trajectories. Such high sensitivity to the initial conditions defines chaos.
In this visualisation, each point in the circle is given a colour in a rainbow pattern. The animation shows at each time where a ball dropped at each point within the circle has ended up, by colouring that point appropriately. For example at the first frame, all the balls are stationary, and we see the rainbow pattern. Then as time progresses, the balls drop down and the pattern correspondingly goes up. A black band appears and moves up, which shows which balls are doing their first bounce. Soon the order disappears- it looks random like the divergence of the two balls above. [more] [code]
There is no greater truth in the Universe.
the promised land
wow my whole mouth just filled up with saliva
Crying and screaming alot
San Francisco-based photographer Nicholas Kennedy Sitton creates images that are the result of how intriguing the concept of distortion translates to architecture. As he destroys titanous steel structures with the click of a mouse and create new twisted versions of reality, it creates a sense of falling into itself, like capturing a moment of demolition. Please visit artist’s website or follow his Tumblr.