F=ma Problem Series Online Math Course
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F=ma Problem Series

This course will prepare you to take the F=ma exam, the first test in a series of contests that determines the members of the US team for the International Physics Olympiad. You'll learn the classical mechanics you need for the F=ma exam as we solve and analyze problems taken from past exams. We'll also cover strategies for taking the test, and you'll get to take a practice F=ma test of brand-new problems.

12 weeks

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Schedule

Thursday
Jun 13 - Sep 5
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Jun 13 - Sep 5
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$310
$310
CLOSED
Monday
Jun 24 - Sep 16
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Jun 24 - Sep 16
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$310
$310
CLOSED
Wednesday
Jun 26 - Sep 11
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Jun 26 - Sep 11
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$310
$310
CLOSED
Wednesday
Aug 28 - Nov 13
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Aug 28 - Nov 13
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$310
$310
ENROLL
Friday
Aug 30 - Nov 15
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Aug 30 - Nov 15
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$310
$310
ENROLL
Thursday
Sep 19 - Dec 12
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Sep 19 - Dec 12
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$310
$310
ENROLL
Monday
Oct 7 - Jan 13
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Oct 7 - Jan 13
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$310
$310
ENROLL
Spring 2020This course will be offered in Spring 2020. Click here to join our mailing list to be notified when the course schedule is available.

AoPS Holidays

There are no classes September 1–2, November 25–December 1, or December 21–January 3.

Who Should Take?

This course is designed for high school students who have already learned the basics of Newtonian mechanics—specifically, Newton's laws, Newtonian gravity, and forces like friction and tension. If you've already passed the F=ma exam and are looking toward USAPhO, you'll want to take our PhysicsWOOT course instead.

Lessons

Lesson 1 1D Kinematics
Lesson 2 2D Kinematics and Vectors
Lesson 3 Newton's Laws
Lesson 4 Momentum and Energy
Lesson 5 Collisions
Lesson 6 Data Analysis
Lesson 7 Torque and Rotation
Lesson 8 Orbital Mechanics
Lesson 9 Statics I - Balancing Forces and Torques
Lesson 10 Statics II - Fluids and Material Properties
Lesson 11 Oscillations
Lesson 12 Dimensional Analysis

I've never experienced such an amazing experience when learning math. I get to meet with other mathletes and we can share our thoughts and problems on the message board and get to know each other. But more than that, I learned a lot in this class and not just math. I got to meet and talk with the instructors and some classmates, too. Honestly, I don't know what I would do without AoPS. I hope that AoPS will continue to teach because they've made a big impact on the lives of many future mathematicians, like me. Thank you so much!

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