Saturday, June 1, 2013

Physics Olympiad: Preparation

The International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) is an annual physics competition for high school students. Each national delegation is made up of at most five student competitors plus two leaders, selected on a national level.

Bangladesh Physics Olympiad

Bangladesh Physics Olympiad Committee organizes BDPhO every year, and selects Bangladesh team for International Physics Olympiad (IPhO). Bangladesh Physics Olympiad usually takes place between November to January. Bangladesh Physics Olympiad has 3 Phases.

Phase I : Divisional Round.
Phase II : National Round.
Phase III: IPhO Team Selection Camp.

Important Links:
Bangladesh Physics Olympiad Website.
Bangladesh Physics Olympiad Facebook Group.
Syllabus of the BDPhO.
Past Papers of the BdPhO

International Physics Olympiad : Preparation 

If you are a beginner you can start with non-calculus physics textbooks:

  • "College Physics" by Alan Giambattista, Betty McCarthy Richardson, and Robert C. Richardson
  • "Physics", 7th Edition by John D. Cutnell, Kenneth W. Johnson

Study first year level university physics.

  • "Physics", Volume 1 & 2 by David Halliday, Robert Resnick and Kenneth S. Krane
  •  "University Physics with Modern Physics with Mastering Physics™", 12th edition, by Hugh D. Young and Roger A. Freedman
  • "Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics" by Raymond A. Serway and John W. Jewett, Jr.
  • Upgrade Your Physics by The British Physics Olympiad

Interesting Resources for General Physics and Mathematics:

Textbooks on specific topics:
  • "An Introduction to Mechanics" by Kleppner and Kolenkow
  • "Classical Mechanics" by John R. Taylor
  • "Introduction to Classical Mechanics with Problems and Solutions" by David Morin
  • "Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems" by Jerry B. Marion and Stephen T. Thornton
  • "Special Relativity" by A.P. French
  • "Vibrations and Waves" by A.P. French
  • "Introduction to Electrodynamics, 3rd ed." by David J. Griffiths
  • "Electricity and Magnetism" by Edward M. Purcell
  • "Electromagnetic Fields and Waves" by Paul Lorrain and Dale Corson

Practice working out theoretical problems

Practice doing experiments