Online Winter Physics Camps

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F=ma Booster Camp

AlphaStar Winter Physics Camp is a unique opportunity for interested and talented students to be prepared for Physics Olympiad.

It is a day camp focused on the F=ma test and consists of accelerated coverage of topics and special problem-solving techniques.

A scientific calculator is required and preferred over a graphing calculator.

Dates & Registration

Dates: December 26-31, 2021

All class times are Pacific Time (PT). 

The assigned instructors are subject to change.

CourseLiveSelf Study
F=ma BOOSTERAyhan Duzgun
(9am - 4:45pm)

 

Self-Study

Subject courses in all levels are offered in self-study format anytime of the year. For more information and registration:

Self-Study Courses

Fees

  • Live (Interactive): $825
  • Self Study: $400

Available Discounts

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Cancellation and Refund Policy

Registration Periods

PeriodDeadlineFee
Early RegistrationNovember 30, 2021%5 discount
Regular RegistrationRegistrations CloseRegular fee

Daily Schedule

9:00am – 12:15pm Classes
12:15pm – 1:30pm Lunch break
1:30pm – 4:45pm Classes

Curriculum and Levels

Curriculum

AlphaStar Winter Physics Camp consists of accelerated coverage of topics and special problem solving techniques.

The following topics will be covered during the camp:

  • Kinematics
  • Newton’s Laws of motion
  • Work and Energy
  • Momentum and collisions
  • Rotations
  • Gravitation
  • Periodic Motion

Levels

There will be only one level that focuses on preparation for the F=ma test with intensive training.

F=ma

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.

Prerequisites

Some introductory physics background, which can be any of:

  • First-year high school physics or
  • AP Physics 1 or
  • AP Physics C Mechanics or
  • AlphaStar F=ma Basic or
  • AlphaStar F=ma Advanced or
  • 11th grade standing in school.

A scientific calculator is required and preferred over a graphing calculator.

Please see the AlphaStar Physics Program page for more details.

If you have further questions about levels, please send us an email at info@alphastar.academy

Faculty

AlphaStar Academy mainly considers teaching, competition, and education background as well as passion and dedication for the subject when hiring full-time and part-time teachers.
We hire our instructors and TAs from a pool of High School, College, Ph.D. students, school teachers, and University Professors. Our faculty have teaching/coaching/tutoring experience and have expertise in the subject area, regardless of their age.
They have participation and/or training experience in national/international math competitions and Olympiads in Math, CS, and Physics such as USAMO, USACO, USAPhO, IMO, IOI, and IPhO.
They are role models and inspiration for students with their backgrounds and achievements.

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Ayhan Duzgun

  • PhD, Kent State University (2018)
  • Silver Medal, International Physics Olympiad (1999)
  • High school teacher (2007-2010)
  • Physics Olympiad Coach (1999-present)

Anthony Ou

  • AlphaStar Instructor (Since 2019)
  • MIT class of 2023
  • International Physics Olympiad Silver Medal (2018)
  • Princeton Physics Competition Gold Medal (2018)
  • Perfect Score F=ma 2019 A
  • USAPhO Gold Medal (2017-2018)

Victor Hakim

  • AlphStar Physics Program Director (2018-present)
  • AlphaStar Physics/Math Full Time Instructor (2017-Present)
  • B.A., Applied Math - Quantum Mechanics focus, University of California, Berkeley (2017)
  • M.S., Mechanical Engr. - Controls & Dynamics, Santa Clara University (Current)
  • USAPhO Honorable Mention (2013)
  • Berkeley Math Tournament Problem Writing Coordinator (2016)
  • MathCounts Coach (Del Mar Elementary)

Victor Hakim

  • A* Physics Full Time Instructor (2017-Present)
  • A* Math Full Time Instructor (2017-Present)
  • A* Math Instructor (2017: Summer Camp)
  • A* Physics Instructor (2017: Summer Camp)
  • B.A., Applied Math - Quantum Mechanics focus, University of California, Berkeley (2017)
  • USAPhO Honorable Mention (2013)
  • Berkeley Math Tournament Problem Writing Coordinator (2016)
  • MathCounts Coach (Del Mar Elementary)

Victor Hakim

  • A* Physics Full Time Instructor (2017-Present)
  • A* Math Full Time Instructor (2017-Present)
  • A* Math Instructor (2017: Summer Camp)
  • A* Physics Instructor (2017: Summer Camp)
  • B.A., Applied Math - Quantum Mechanics focus, University of California, Berkeley (2017)
  • USAPhO Honorable Mention (2013)
  • Berkeley Math Tournament Problem Writing Coordinator (2016)
  • MathCounts Coach (Del Mar Elementary)