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

Wednesday
Jun 10 - Aug 26
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Jun 10 - Aug 26
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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$325
$325
ENROLL
Tuesday
Jun 23 - Sep 8
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Jun 23 - Sep 8
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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$325
$325
ENROLL
Sunday
Aug 23 - Nov 15
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Aug 23 - 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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$325
$325
ENROLL
Thursday
Aug 27 - Nov 12
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Aug 27 - Nov 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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$325
$325
ENROLL
Fall 2020This course will be offered in Fall 2020. Click here to join our mailing list to be notified when the course schedule is available.

AoPS Holidays

There are no classes May 23–25, July 3–5, September 5–7, and 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

The class was splendid and I learned a lot. At first I thought that it was going to be easy because I had already learned the topics; however, the problems turned out to be hard and I learned a lot of cool problem-solving techniques and tricks. I also learned to think critically. Overall, I had loads of fun learning math.

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