|The Level 1 course is intended to be the first encounter with physics problem solving for students with strong math skills. This course will guide students towards successful first participation at the F = ma competition, which leads to the USAPhO and eventually to the International Physics Olympiads. After this class, students are expected to solve about half of the problems needed to go to the USAPhO. The curriculum will cover the same areas as the F = ma competition, i.e., parts of classical mechanics, at a level beyond Honors / Pre-AP high-school physics. This course will not involve calculus. Recommended for student with no prior experience with physics problem solving. Prerequisites: self-motivation and strong math skills at Algebra 2 level.
|Level 1 (Readiness Guide)
11:00am - 12:00pm CST
|$595 per semester
|Maximum 25 students, minimum of 6
|After taking this course, students will be ready to solve about a third of the problems at the annual F = ma competition in January, considered a great accomplishment for first-time participants and equivalent to passing AMC-10/12 math competition.
|Fall and Spring Semester classes are identical, covering the same areas and the same problems. If you took one of them already or are currently taking it, we do not recommend repeating it in a future semester. If a class repeat is what you really want, please contact us first.
View the Fall and Spring semester weekly schedule
To maximize learning, students are strongly encouraged to attend the weekly online Q&A session. These sessions are recorded and posted online so students who miss them can review them at a later time. While attendance of Q&A Sessions is not mandatory, it is highly recommended.
|This course will go a long way to prepare the kids for at least a part of the CBE (Credit by Exam) High School Physics tests, so they can test out of the High School Physics and take AP Physics as soon as the 9th or 10th grade. Again, our primary goal is to prepare the kids for physics competitions; CBE readiness is a side benefit.
|Expected Prior Knowledge
|No prior exposure to physics is required. Very strong math skills are needed equivalent to Algebra 2, especially solving linear and quadratic equations, trigonomertic identities, vector algebra, and exponential and logarithmic functions.
Olympiad Physics: Level 1 – Online
SKU: AMA-CRS006-1 Category: Course
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