Here is a general process for making random smooth curves using physics principles:

**1)** Initialize a particle at the origin with some random velocity.

**2)** Apply a constant force which is orthogonal to the velocity.

**3)** Numerically integrate to calculate and plot the trajectory

**4)** Change the magnitude / sign of the force periodically, while maintaining the orthogonality

This ensures that the particle maintains a constant speed while continuously and smoothly changing its direction.

**Plots and source code are below:**

```
import math
import random
x = 0.0
y = 0.0
m = 1.0
vx = -10.0 + 20.0 * random.random()
vy = -10.0 + 20.0 * random.random()
ax = 0.0
ay = 0.0
t = 0.0
dt = 10.0**(-2.0)
count = 0
Fbase = 50.0
Fmag = -Fbase + 2.0 * Fbase * random.random()
while t <= 100.0:
x = x + vx * dt
y = y + vy * dt
vx = vx + ax * dt
vy = vy + ay * dt
if (count % 100) == 0:
Fmag = -Fbase + 2.0 * Fbase * random.random()
Nx = -vy
Ny = vx
Nmag = math.hypot(vx,vy)
Nx = Nx / Nmag
Ny = Ny / Nmag
Fx = Fmag * Nx
Fy = Fmag * Ny
ax = Fx / m
ay = Fy / m
print t,x,y
t = t + dt
count = count + 1
```

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TopNewestwhat visualization software is that ?

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I'm very primitive. I use Python to print out (x,y) coordinate pairs. And then I paste into Excel and make a scatter plot.

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have you tried what happens with increasing the range ?

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quite impressive just for that :o

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This must have taken you forever

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About an hour

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Wow. You must like coding a lot

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