Sunday, July 26, 2015

United States Physics Olympiad Problems (2007-2014)

United States Physics Olympiad (USAPhO) is run by the American Association of Physics Teachers and American Institute of Physics to select the team for representing United States at the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO). The selection process is done through many stages. The preliminary round is known as the "F = ma" contest, then semi-final contest and finally a rigorous training camp at the University of Maryland (previously there used to be a Quarter-final round).

I've compiled the past USAPhO problems ("F=ma" contests, Quarter Finals, Semi Finals) with solutions. You can download the papers here.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Physics Olympiad Preparation: An Important Note

If you want to compete at the national or upper level physics olympiad, you should at least complete the book "Physics, Volume 1 & 2 by David Halliday, Robert Resnick and Kenneth S. Krane"

This is an undergraduate level textbook, and you need to have a decent knowledge of univariate calculus to sink your teeth into it. If you can solve 80% of the problems of Halliday, Resnick and Krane - you can start with the Past IPhO Question Papers. Note: As the scope of the syllabus has changed, it is a waste to try to handle question papers from pre-1998 era.

Suggested By: Professor Arshad Momen, Coach, Bangladesh Physics Olympiad Team.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

IMO 2015, Chiang Mai, Thailand (Problems and Ranking)

56th International Mathematical Olympiad has taken place in Chiang Mai, Thailand from 4th to 16th July, 2015. Here are the final problems.

Click here for the final individual Ranking.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

IPhO 2015, Mumbai, India (Problems)

46th International Physics Olympiad has taken place in Mumbai, India from 5th to 12th July, 2015. Here are the final problems from theoretical and experimental rounds.

Click here for the final individual Ranking