F=ma Problem Series Online Math Course

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
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
CLOSED
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
CLOSED
Monday
Feb 10 - Apr 27
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Feb 10 - Apr 27
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
Summer 2020This course will be offered in Summer 2020. Click here to join our mailing list to be notified when the course schedule is available.

AoPS Holidays

There are no classes December 21–January 3, May 23–25, July 3–5, and September 5–7.

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

As someone who is a first-time olympiad taker, WOOT was very helpful. I was introduced to using general techniques like induction, which was very helpful to me. I have also learned subject-specific methods for solving problems, such as, for instance, the nine-point circle. The practice olympiads and AIMEs were very helpful, especially the olympiad, where I got to try solve original olympiad problems that I didn't see a few months ago on the forums. The feedback was also very helpful, giving me advice on how to present my solutions and word my arguments. Overall, I am very impressed with WOOT. I will definitely be taking it in future years to broaden my mathematical knowledge and improve my problem solving skills. Thank you all for the wonderful experience!

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