Issue No.03 - May/June (1999 vol.1)
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Computer simulation experiments are especially good tools for helping students understand basic physical principles. In this area, I have developed a computer simulation package called Physics of Oscillations for examining the phenomenon of parametric resonance in a linear system, which arises from a periodic modulation of some parameter in the system. This program simulates the parametric excitation of the rotary oscillations of a mechanical torsion spring pendulum subject to periodic changes of its moment of inertia.
Eugene I. Butikov, "Parametric Resonance", Computing in Science & Engineering, vol.1, no. 3, pp. 76-83, May/June 1999, doi:10.1109/5992.764219