What is Graphic: Definition and 58 Discussions

Graphics (from Greek γραφικός graphikos, "belonging to drawing") are visual images or designs on some surface, such as a wall, canvas, screen, paper, or stone to inform, illustrate, or entertain. In contemporary usage, it includes a pictorial representation of data, as in c manufacture, in typesetting and the graphic arts, and in educational and recreational software. Images that are generated by a computer are called computer graphics.
Examples are photographs, drawings, line art, graphs, diagrams, typography, numbers, symbols, geometric designs, maps, engineering drawings,
or other images. Graphics often combine text, illustration, and color. Graphic design may consist of the deliberate selection, creation, or arrangement of typography alone, as in a brochure, flyer, poster, web site, or book without any other element. Clarity or effective communication may be the objective, association with other cultural elements may be sought, or merely, the creation of a distinctive style.
Graphics can be functional or artistic. The latter can be a recorded version, such as a photograph, or interpretation by a scientist to highlight essential features, or an artist, in which case the distinction with imaginary graphics may become blurred. It can also be used for architecture.

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  1. J

    Greetings from a Designer

    Hi! My name is Jose and even though I'm not smart enough to be an engineer, but I've always enjoyed the design aspect of it (probably that's why I became a graphic designer). I also like to invent stuff in general. I am joining PF because it seemed like an honest and down-to-earth forum...
  2. N

    Help with this mechanism (acceleration with graphic method)

    Hi guys! I have problems with this mechanism...finding the aceleration with graphic method. I already have drawn the speed diagram and the values of all of them. But, i dont know if my aceleration diagram it is well drawn. I'm stuck especially when trying to plot and calculate the...
  3. sbrothy

    Biography of Marie Curie as Graphic Novel

    Just stumbled over this one: https://readcomiconline.li/Comic/Marie-Curie-A-Quest-For-Light I know I'm one out of around only ~7 people who can stomach the amount of ads on these sites. It helps to set it to "low quality" and "show all pages" though. Anyway, the thing *can* be bought the old...
  4. S

    Mathematica Draw lines, etc. on a rasterized (bitmap) graphic

    How can we add lines, text etc onto a bitmap image (for example one created via Rasterize[] ), using Mathematica commands? At the moment my use case is that I want to ListPlot[] a graph that has about a million plus line segments. My free WolframCloud account runs into memory limits when...
  5. LCSphysicist

    Estimate the partition function by analyzing a graphic

    I am not sure, but since the partition function Z is just the sum of all Boltzmann Factor We can just add: (some terms don't appear in the image, by the way, the estimative is nice, the result is above ANS) But i didn't understand what the author did: While i didn't even care about the...
  6. S

    I What is the significance of this graphic (statistics)

    https://www.fmglobal.com/research-and-resources/tools-and-resources/resilienceindex/explore-the-data/? Below the world map, there is a horizontal graphic with dots corresponding to each country. The dots are broadly ranked from right to left according to a measure of "economic resilience", but...
  7. Sanborn Chase

    B Meaning of the Abbreviation CCH in Graphic

    On 2/7/17 the following explanation of an accompanying graphic on phys.org read as follows: "Integrated intensity distribution of CCH, superposed on the 0.8 mm dust continuum map. The infalling rotating envelope traced by CCH is broadened inward of the radius of about 150 au. Credit: Sakai et...
  8. M

    B Space Time fabric graphic is misleading

    This has been bothering me for some time, and would like to get a physicist's view of it. If my understanding or contention is in error, please correct me (gently). I only have under grad physics from 1970, and was a microbiologist, though am interested in quantum physics, cosmology. My...
  9. Edward Barrow

    I Would an exploded planet change earths orbit (see graphic)

    If a hypothetical planet was once where the asteroid belt is now, and was removed (for example exploded and fell inwards towards the sun where it got burnt up), would this cause the inner planets to migrate outwards into new orbits due to the orbital resonance lost by this hypothetical planet...
  10. José Ricardo

    Graphing Ellipse 4x² + 2y² = 1: Step-by-Step Solution

    Homework Statement Graph the ellipse 4x² + 2y² = 1 Homework Equations 4x² + 2y² = 1 The Attempt at a Solution 2x² + y²/2 = 1/2 I searched for exercises on Google, and i didn't find an equation like that. I watched videoleassons too but it didn't teach this type of equation.
  11. R

    Understanding Grids and Units in Computer Graphics and Physics Simulations

    Hello, I am having trouble comprehending how grids are made and defined in computers. What is the unit that they use and how is it defined ? I know that softwares use standardized units of measure (measurement) such as centimetre. Basically, how is a 3-Dimensional Space created in computers...
  12. José Ricardo

    Radial Distribution Function graph

    Homework Statement Use a (simplified) graph to compare the maximum probability (electron density) of the Radial Distribution Function for the 1s and 2s orbitals. Homework Equations xxx The Attempt at a Solution The rest I don't how to solve.[/B]
  13. anorlunda

    See Visually Graphic Bugs and Enjoy!

    Most software bugs are so obscure, that only the person who fixes the bug truly understands what went wrong and why. I love this video because it makes bugs marvelously visible. I can almost imagine the lines of incorrect code, or the unstated incorrect assumptions, or the failures to...
  14. stickman76

    I Graphic Anim of Special Theory of Relativity: Exploring Interrelationships

    There is a relationship between each of the mathematical values in each of the paradoxes with regard to each observers. There is obviously also a relationship between every situation we study in the Special Theory of Relativity. The Lorentz Transformations obviously prove this. So, I began to...
  15. I

    Determining if this degree sequence is graphic

    Homework Statement Determine if the degree sequence 3,3,2,2,2,2 is graphic. Homework Equations Havel-Hakimi The Attempt at a Solution [/B] Check to see if the sum is even: 3+3+2+2+2+2 = 16It is even, therefore apply Havel-Hakimi 3,3,2,2,2,2 -> remove the 3 and subtract the next 3 by 1...
  16. A

    Graphic in excel for practicum

    Homework Statement So I have to make three charts for the measurments that we made in class (physics experiments but it's not important). The first one had to be with a linear trendline, the second one with a exponential and the third one with a logarithmic trendline. For some reason the last...
  17. W

    Mathematica Add a rectangle to a plot to indicate range

    I have some data points that I want to plot and suppose I have the function ##f(x) = x##, with the domain having the range ##0\leq x \leq 10##. Assume that the experimental values lies in the range ##4\leq x \leq 7##, how can I put a rectangular region to cover this range behind my plot so as to...
  18. epenguin

    I Free or cheap app for log plots

    Trying to complete some homework help I got a bit stuck on an elementary or common problem that was always a bit difficult. I have a function f(x) and just want to plot log f(x) against log x. This is common in chemistry and biochemistry. It should have been easy. :redface: I have picked up...
  19. DaveC426913

    Graphic: a global grid but not emanating from poles

    This is for a fictional project, but the tools I need will more likely be found here in Earth forum, I think. Move to fiction if necessary. I want to render a map of Earth with the "poles" of the grid in a different place. Say, the South "pole" of the grid is at Tierra del Fuego (ish) in S...
  20. ChloeYip

    Python Simple turtle graphic programme, what's wrong?

    I want to write a program when I click the turtle, the turtle would disappear. However, the program does not gave error message but when I click the turtle, there is no effect on it. What's wrong with it? How can I fix it? Thanks Mod note: Added code tags. My written programme: import turtle...
  21. Strilanc

    I Comments on updated delayed choice erasure graphic

    I made some tweaks to the diagram you may have seen me post in threads about delayed erasure. Let me know what you think, what's confusing, etc. Here's the updated version: And the old version:
  22. B

    What is the general solution for PDEs in the form of a question?

    y = a x² + b x + c is a parabola. But, a parabola is just a kind of conic. All conics are given by a x² + b x y + c y² + d x + e y + f = 0 The same way, the graphic y = f(x), with f(x) satisfying a d²f/dx² + b df/dx + c f = 0, is just a particular graphic of F(x,y) = 0 with F(x,y) satisfying...
  23. edguy99

    What is the best interpretation of this collision graphic?

    A recent article on Proton/Lead collisions (http://physics.aps.org/articles/v8/61) used a graphic seen in earlier articles on Proton/Proton collisions (ie. http://arxiv.org/pdf/1206.0148v1.pdf). I understand the gray disks to represent protons just after the collision (flattened due to...
  24. Q

    I have this real graphic from a tensile test

    Homework Statement How can I calculate the ultimate stress? (I refere to the stress that it's in the green rectangle). I have a real graphic, I have two deformations, (it was 2 test, from the same material) and only one stress. The orange curve is Stress versus unit deformation 1, and the gray...
  25. IngNellaParedes

    Graphic locking range and stability laser

    I need to do this graph "graphic locking range and stability laser" that equations are used to make the graph thanks
  26. V

    Create Stunning 3D Graphics with an Evening 3D Graphic Editor

    Evening... I`m looking for some kind of graphics editing software, allowing to draw 3D sketches and view them through anaglyph glasses (blue-red). The main purpose is just to assist my imagination in solving 3D geometry problems, so I prefer it to be as simple as possible. It would be great...
  27. J

    Graphic Interpretation for Æ©f(x)Îx

    Graphic Interpretation for Ʃf(x)Δx Hello! I was trying to understand what means: \sum_{x_0}^{x_1}f(x)\Delta x (when Δx = 1 and x ∈ Z, ie, a "discrete integration", topic very comun in discrete calculus). I computed the result so: \sum_{1}^{4}x^2\Delta x=\left...
  28. J

    What is the graphical representation of a point function?

    Hello! We know how is a primitive of a any function (file 1), but how will be the graphic of a function like the at file 2 (is a descontinued function, periodic with a unit value in a point interval)?
  29. M

    Help making Einstein Graphic Tee

    So, I'm a big fan of this t-shirt... http://www.redbubble.com/people/chuckirina/works/10042759-live-for-today?body_color=black&p=t-shirt&print_location=front&ref=shop_grid&style=mens However, I don't feel anyone should have to pay $30+ (after shipping) for a t-shirt. I've tried making pretty...
  30. K

    Find the angle of a force by means of graphic solution

    Homework Statement A beam ABC is fastened in C and is supported by the axially loaded bar BD. There is a load F working in A. Disregard any friction. Use the given measurements to find the force in the axially loaded bar BD, the force in C and the angle of the force in C by means of...
  31. M

    Elevator physics. [very graphic]

    I've read the forum rules where it says that graphical/violent content cannot be posted on the forum and I completely understand that. That being said, I will post this in hopes that someone out there can help me resolve an argument that my friends and I have been having ever since we came...
  32. M

    Translating Graphic back to Origin after Rotation

    I'm developing a game for the iPhone, and I have a situation where I have a graphic that the user can drag around the screen and there are some buttons the user can push to both rotate it and enlarge it. The graphic is located within a UIView, which is just a rectangular shape that fits tightly...
  33. Weissritter

    Graphic representation of xantoprotheic reaction

    Homework Statement O hai, my minions. So...we made the xantoprotheic reaction in the lab, but I have to attach the representation of the reaction. I haven't found it anywhere. So I came to you. Homework Equations Protein + NaNO3→(180s@373K)→(room temp) + NaOH→ Weird yellow precipitate...
  34. G

    Graphic Design & Science: Fundamental Particles Visualation

    Graphic Design & Science: Fundamental Particles Visualisation Hello my name is Brendon. I'm a graphic designer interested in science communication and currently studying a masters in graphic design. I was wondering if anybody would be able to help me with a few queries with regards to...
  35. nukeman

    *SIMPLE slope question on graphic - Units?

    Homework Statement I just want to be 100% sure I got this correct. I have a log graph, and along the x-axis I have diameter (in cm's) and up the y-axis I have period (in seconds). I had to get the slope, which I got, but what are the units of the slope? s/cm ? Homework...
  36. C

    Graphic Novelist Wanting to Verify Info

    I want to double check a piece of dialogue talking about a renovation in aerospace travel. This renovation enables Earth to Mar's transit in seventeen hours or so. "October, 2014. Terra-Cotter revolutionizes magneto plasma rockets by hybridizing thermal syncs and cyclical cyclotron...
  37. C

    Writing Sci-fiction Graphic Novel need advisement in space travel

    Writing Sci-fiction Graphic Novel need advisement in "space travel" I've used VASIMR rockets as a reference and cited them as precursors to what now allows "rapid stellar travel" at say Earth to Mars in forty eight hours. Any advice on how this could be at least theoretically possible?
  38. T

    Appropriate graphic symbol for log()?

    In the computer world at least, the symbol ^ is often used for exponentiation. I was just wondering if log has had anything in the multitude of languages out there. It would be nice to see an operator such as "1000¬10=3" instead of writing LogBase10(1000)=3 which is more ugly. I'm writing a...
  39. C

    Math noob + graphic design 3 point grid numbers equence

    First, my apologies ... my last math class back in high school, sophomore year geometry, many years ago. I am a graphic designer, but have discovered an interesting math problem and would like some help identifying what it is and how to better express and use it. Thanks for any help! And...
  40. A

    MATLAB Matlab clones - Graphic interface?

    Matlab "clones" - Graphic interface? I am not into high level maths, but struggling with them from time to time when trying to solve some (for me) unusual problems. Is it any of the so called "Matlab clones" available with GUI? Command line is something that would add an extra concern to...
  41. M

    Graphic Function: Please check my answer

    I have attached the document i was working in. Please check if my graph is correct and if my answer is right. Thank you
  42. J

    Calculators Which brand of graphic calculator is best

    My son needs one for school, my friend who is a government scientist said Casio, however the last Casio watch I owned probably lost 5 minutes a day how could I possibly trust them to make an advanced calculating device?
  43. R

    Single or Dual graphic cards ?

    Hi, Does anybody know if it's better to have a single graphic card or a dual graphic cards? As an example : Single 1.8 GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 295 or Dual 1.8 GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 Any input would be appreciated! Thanks
  44. T

    Finding the Intercepts and Asymptote of a Graph with Exponential Functions

    The graph of a function with equation y=e^(2x) - 3ke^(x) +5 intersects the axes at (0.0) and (a,0) and has a horizontal asymptote at y=b. Find the exact values of a,b and k. I tried assigning a variable to e^x but struck a dead end.
  45. L

    Computer graphic mathematical modelling question

    Hi, I am just finished my Calc II class and a programming class and I am trying to write a computer graphics shader... My goal is to model this scenario: "Imagine a brick wall standing on a plane --- a shadow will be cast depending on the light source" ---my goal is to model the dispersion of...
  46. V

    Graphic Example of Beat Vibration

    Does anyone have a graphic example of beat vibration?
  47. H

    Graphic Artist (Vector Problem)

    Homework Statement The origin ( 0 , 0 ) is at the upper left corner of the image, the +x-axis points to the right, the +y-axis point down. Distances are measured in pixels. The artist draws a line from the pixel location ( 10 , 20 ) to the location ( 210, 200 ). She wishes to draw a second...
  48. L

    What is the name to refer to the width of one graphic function

    Hi, I want to know the technical name of the width of a graphic funcion. In the example I give at the bottom, the width of the function is painted by an arrow. Maybe the noun is amplitude? http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/8905/graphfh8.png Thanks with anticipation
  49. K

    Medical Circumcision & Bad Habits (warning: sensitive topic and/or graphic)

    I have no where else to go to, and posting anonymously on a public computer seems to be my best bet because I have lurked these forums for a while and believe most members here are intelligent enough to provide an objective answer. As I've already stated, this issue may be sensitive to some...
  50. O

    Finding a Moon Spectrum Graphic: Can You Help?

    I'm looking for a picture like this http://lasp.colorado.edu/~bagenal/1010/graphics/jupiter_spect.gif but with the spectrum of the moon instead. ¿Can someone help?