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## Science comics

Posted by David Zaslavsky on — EditedWhen I teach classes, sometimes I like to show a comic at the beginning to lighten the mood a bit, or perhaps keep people from falling asleep quite so easily. So I’ve been accumulating this list of science-themed comics for a few years now.

# Newtonian mechanics

- XKCD 123: Bond and centrifugal force
- XKCD 135: velociraptor exam
- XKCD 162: angular momentum slowing the planet
- XKCD 226: weightlessness on a swing set
- XKCD 228: resonance in the workplace
- XKCD 332: gyroscopes are weird
- XKCD 353: antigravity in Python
- XKCD 594: period/frequency, and the uterus-hertz
- XKCD 613: physicists not solving the three-body problem
- XKCD 669: frictionless vacuums
- XKCD 755: hitting psychology students with pendulums, interdisciplinary studies
- XKCD 1001: centrifugal force in a bed
- XKCD 1175: relative motion on moving sidewalks
- Abstruse Goose 95: force and The Force
- The
*mysteriously missing*Abstruse Goose 318: projectile motion and rotations (I challenge you to find this one yourself)

# Electromagnetism

- XKCD 199: alternatives to right-hand rule
- XKCD 273: the EM spectrum
- XKCD 316: elliptical reflector dish
- XKCD 356: infinite grid of resistors
- XKCD 382: practicality, lasers
- XKCD 567: electric charge convention
- XKCD 643: electrical power
- XKCD 654: interference
- XKCD 730: complicated circuit diagram
- XKCD 795 …