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The 2011 Physics Classics Award winner is The Pendulum Lab by Franz-Josef Elmer from the University of Basel. This is a virtual laboratory where you can do hands-on experiments at rigid pendula. Together with the material presented in the lecture room, you can learn basic issues like harmonic oscillator and resonance but also advanced topics like parametric resonance, nonlinear dynamics, and chaos. Utility comes in downloadable HTML/Java format, complete with all class files. Read the Peer Review.

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