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VFPt_dipole_animation_electric.gif(220 × 220 pixels, file size: 381 KB, MIME type: image/gif, looped, 50 frames, 2.5 s)

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English: Animation showing the electric field of an electric dipole. The dipole consists of two point electric charges of opposite polarity located close together. A transformation from a point-shaped dipol to a finite-size electric dipole is shown.
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Author Geek3
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GIF developmentVectorFieldPlot symbol.svg This plot was created with VectorFieldPlot.

Python

VectorFieldPlot source code
# paste this code at the end of VectorFieldPlot 1.2
frames = 50
d = 0.35 # animation amplitude
r = 7.5 # charge radius

# iterate frames
for i in range(frames):
    doc = FieldplotDocument('VFPt_dipole_animation_electric_{0:0>2}'.format(i),
        commons=True, width=220, height=220, unit=100)
    a = sin(i*pi/frames) * 0.75 - 0.25 * sin(3.0 * i*pi/frames)
    
    if i == 0:
        # pointlike dipole
        field = Field({'dipoles':[[0,0,1,0]]})
    else:
        # electric dipole
        field = Field({'monopoles':[[-d*a,0,-0.5/(d*a)], [d*a,0,0.5/(d*a)]]})
        doc.draw_charges(field, scale=r/14)
    if d * a < r / doc.unit:
        # draw dipole symbol
        symb = doc.draw_object('g', {'id':'dipole_symbol', 
            'transform':'scale({0},{0})'.format(
            sqrt(1.0/doc.unit**2-(d*a/r)**2))})
        defs = doc.draw_object('defs', {}, group=symb)
        spot = doc.draw_object('radialGradient', {'id':'light_spot',
            'cx':'0.65', 'cy':'0.7', 'r':'0.75'}, group=defs)
        for col, of in [['#fff', '0'], ['#ddd', '0.15'],
                        ['#aaa', '0.7'], ['#444', '1']]:
            doc.draw_object('stop', {'stop-color':col, 'offset':of}, group=spot)
        doc.draw_object('circle', {'cx':'0', 'cy':'0', 'r':str(r),
            'style':'fill:url(#light_spot); stroke:#000000; stroke-width:1'}, group=symb)
        doc.draw_object('path', {'style':'fill:#000000; stroke:none',
            'd':'M -4,1 H 0 V 4 L 5,0 L 0,-4 V -1 H -4 V 1 Z'}, group=symb)
    
    n = 20
    # iterate fieldlines
    for j in range(n):
        t = -1.0 + 2.0 * (j + 0.5) / n
        y = 0.25 * ((t-1)**-2 - (t+1)**-2) - 0.3*t
        line = FieldLine(field, [0, y],
            directions='both', maxr=1e4, maxn=2e4)
        doc.draw_line(line, linewidth=1.0,
            arrows_style={'dist':1.25, 'scale':1.1, 'max_arrows':2})
    
    doc.write(filename='anims/' + doc.name)

for i in anims/*.svg; do rsvg -w1760 -h1760 $i $(echo $i | sed s/svg/png/) && convert -scale 220x220 $(echo $i | sed s/svg/png/) $(echo $i | sed s/svg/gif/); done
gifsicle -d5 -l0 --colors 256 --comment "http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:VFPt_dipole_animation_electric.gif" anims/*.gif > VFPt_dipole_animation_electric.gif

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