F=ma Basic

The F = ma Basic course introduces the student to physics. The mechanics topics required for the F = ma Exam will be taught from a beginner level. Any math topics needed beyond Algebra 1 will also be taught from the beginner level.

Target Competitions

Target Grades


Who should Take This Course

Course Prerequisites:

  • Mathcounts Year-round Advanced*
  • or Mathcounts Summer Camp*
  • or Algebra 1 equivalent
(* Indicates an Alphastar Academy course)

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

Exam Weeks

Practice Exams will be given/solved.


There are weekly homework sets.


Lecture notes and problem solutions will be available on the learning management system (LMS).


F=ma Basic is a year-long course with the first half in the fall and the second half in the spring. F=ma Basic is also offered as a 3-week long Summer Camp with 15 instructional days.

As a year-long course:

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High School Analog

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