Overview
AStar Summer Physics Camp is a unique opportunity for interested and talented students to be prepared for Physics Olympiad.
It is a day camp focused on F=ma and USAPhO tests and consists of accelerated coverage of topics and special problem solving techniques.
Dates
AStar Summer Physics Camp is 3week long with 15 instructional days during weekdays. The same camp is offered two times during Summer 2018 for the convenience of our parents and students. There is no difference among the camps in terms of curriculum and material.
Camp 1  Camp 2 
July 220, 2018  July 23 – Aug 10, 2018 
* There will be classes on July 4th.
Location
Faculty
Lectures are given by AStar faculty and other instructors who have participation and/or training experience in national/international olympiads such as United States National Physics Olympiad (USAPhO) and International Physics Olympiad (IPhO).
2018 AStar Summer Physics Camps Faculty will be available soon. Former camp faculty and guest lecturers are as follows:
Victor Hakim

Ayhan Duzgun

Registration
Click on course name below to register:
Camp 1 (July 220, 2018)  Camp 2 (July 23 – Aug 10, 2018) 
F=ma  F=ma 
USAPhO 
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Fees
Regular Fee: $2300 (Includes lunch)
Registration Periods
Period  Deadline  Fee 

Early Registration  March 31, 2018  $150 discount 
Regular Registration  April 30, 2018  Regular fee 
Late Registration  Until Closes  $150 increase 
Schedule
Daily Schedule
Typical daily schedule (Monday – Friday) is as follows:
8:30am  9:00am  Student dropoff 
9:00am  12:15pm  Classes 
12:15pm  1:45pm  Lunch (will be provided) 
1:45pm  5:00pm  Classes 
5:00pm  5:30pm  Student pickup 
Levels and Curriculum
There are two levels at the camp as listed below: F=ma and USAPhO.
Before or during the camp, adjustments can be made to the level depending on space availability if the instructor agrees.
Please check American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Website for more information on F=ma test and USAPhO.
F=ma
F=ma Summer Camp is a rigorous introduction to physics. The camp will establish the students in mechanics and will prepare them for the F=ma Exam in January, as well as the AP Physics exams. All mechanics topics required for the F=ma are taught from a beginner level as well as any math topics needed beyond Algebra 2. Students of any level will spend most of the time on inclass practice and drilling. The camp will conclude with several practice F=ma exams.
Prerequisites
Students should have strong ability in select Algebra 2 topics:
 Working with exponents and exponential notation
 Using nth roots of real numbers
 Finding roots of a quadratic; applying the quadratic equation
 Finding the inverse of an invertible function
 Solving systems of equations
 Working with exponential functions, e.g. e^{x} or 2^{x}
 Working with logarithms, e.g. ln(x) or log(x)
Remarks
 The F = ma Summer Camp will have a limited review on Day 1 of all necessary Algebra 2 topics. The camp will also teach basic trigonometry and basic differential and integral calculus on Day 1.
 The calculus taught in the camp is only the very basics and is strictly supplementary. Calculus is only used sparsely in lecture as a mathematical tool to motivate certain formulas in physics. None of the physics problems in the F = ma Summer Camp will use calculus.
 As examples, students who have completed any of the following would have sufficient preparation for the F = ma Summer Camp:
 Algebra 2 course in school
 Firstyear physics course in school
 The AlphaStar yearround F = ma Basic course
 The AlphaStar yearround Mathcounts Advanced course
Curriculum
Day  Lesson 

1  Basic Trigonometry; Basic Calculus 
2  Kinematics 
3  Dynamics 
4  Circular Motion 
5  Gravity 
6  Exam 
7  Work & Energy 
8  Momentum & Collisions 
9  Rotations & Torque 
10  Angular Momentum 
11  Periodic Motion; Fluids 
12  Extra Day 
13  Exam 
14  Exam 
15  Exam; Award Ceremony 
USAPhO
USAPhO Summer Camp gives students the additional knowledge past mechanics for the USAPhO Exam. Assuming a strong familiarity with mechanics and calculus, USAPhO Camp will teach and provide challenging problems in mechanical waves, optics, fluids, special relativity, atomic physics, thermodynamics, and electromagnetism. USAPhOlevel mechanics problems are also reviewed daily.
Prerequisites
Strong familiarity with mechanics; Calculus at the level of AP Calc AB.
Curriculum
Day  Lesson 

1  Waves 
2  Optics 
3  Fluids; Quiz 
4  Special Relativity 
5  Atomic & Nuclear Physics 
6  Temperature & Heat 
7  Kinetic Theory of Gases 
8  Heat Engines & Entropy 
9  Exam 
10  Electric Fields 
11  DC Circuit Elements 
12  Magnetic Fields 
13  Inductance; Maxwell’s Equations 
14  Exam; Black Holes Documentary 
15  Exam; Award Ceremony 
Please see the AStar Physics Program page for more details.
If you have further questions about levels, please send us an email at info@alphastar.academy