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
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
FULL
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
CLOSED
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
Monday
Sep 21 - Dec 14
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Sep 21 - Dec 14
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

AoPS Holidays

There are no classes September 5–7, November 23–29, 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

I enjoyed this course very much. I've had calculus before but this went into much more depth. I feel as if I have a much better understanding of how calculus works than I ever did before. My favourite classes were the ones where we had problem solving sessions. The difficult problems day was especially interesting. I'm really excited to learn more math; this class gave me a glimpse of what is to come!

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