|Camp 1||Camp 2|
|December 17-21, 2017||January 2-6, 2018|
A* Winter Physics Camp is a unique opportunity for interested and talented students to be prepared for Physics Olympiad.
It is a day camp focus on F=ma test and consists of accelerated coverage of topics and special problem solving techniques.
Lectures are given by A* faculty who have participation and/or training experience in national/international olympiads such as USAPhO and International Physics Olympiad (IPhO).
This year’s faculty will be posted here as soon as it is finalized.
For the former years’ instructors and guests lecturer list please click here.
|Camp 1 (Dec 17-21, 2017)||Camp 2 (Jan 2-6, 2018)|
Regular Fee: $800 (Includes lunch)
|Early Registration||October 31, 2017||$50 discount|
|Regular Registration||November 30, 2017||Regular fee|
|Late Registration||Registrations Close||$100 increase|
|8:30am - 9:00am||Student drop-off|
|9:00am - 12:15pm||Classes|
|12:15pm - 1:45pm||Lunch (will be provided)|
|1:45pm - 5:00pm||Classes|
|5:00pm - 5:30pm||Student pick-up|
Curriculum and Levels
A* Winter Physics Camp consists of accelerated coverage of topics and special problem solving techniques.
The following topics will be covered during the camp:
- Newton’s Laws of motion
- Work and Energy
- Momentum and collisions
- Periodic Motion
There will be only one level that focuses on preparation for the F=ma test with intensive training.
F=ma exam is a multiple choice test which is administered in January. Please check American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Website for more information on F=ma test and USAPhO.
Knowledge of mathematics at the algebra 2 level (with some omissions) with trigonometry, including:
- Functions, Equations, and Graphs
- Linear Systems
- Quadratic Equations and Functions
- Polynomials and Polynomial Functions
- Radical Functions and Rational Exponents
- Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
- Quadratic Relations
- Trigonometric Functions