1. Not finding help here? Sign up for a free 30min tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

IPhO Prep.

  1. Jul 18, 2005 #1

    So I'd like to do the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) next year, and I was wondering what any of you wonderful physicists would suggest as adequate preparation, particularly those who have done IPhO before. I live in Ontario so I've looked at the University of Toronto Prep. Questions, and I have Fundamentals 7th Ed. (Halliday/Resnick/Walker), and that book looks quite good (it's our grade 12 text), although it's probably not enough. It's not as simple as buying a first or second year university book I don't think, since I don't have that level of math knowledge/ability and IPhO does not require any undergraduate math. So, any resources or textbooks would be of great help.

    Thanks a lot (and good luck to whoever else wants to do IPhO, should be just as good as IChO).
  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 18, 2005 #2
    In India , I first gave my regional/state level NHPO exam , through which students from all over India were selected , total 260 of them , and then A national olympiad was help in which 50 people out of 260 were selected . Then these 50 people were trained for physics at B.Atomic,Research Centre Mumbai, after training got over , only 5 of the 50 were selected to represent INDIA at the IPHO.So i think procedure in INDIA is damn tough considering a huge population, the competition is tough.

  4. Jul 19, 2005 #3
    I don't think it's _that_ difficult here (in Canada) but yeah.

    So what (English) texts did you use?
  5. Jul 20, 2005 #4
    I used HC Verma Physics Vol I and II (Indian author book, excellent book for strengthening of problem solving books)

    I also did problems from Resnick-Haliday-Krane Physics Vol I and II

    Then for Advances Problems in Physics I did 'Irodov-Problems In Genral Physics) , the book is tough if you dont have a teacher nearby.

    I also did some last year papers of IPHO
  6. Jul 20, 2005 #5
    I suppose that the organizing committee of your country (Canada) should give the participants enough training to participate gracefully in an IPHO. It consists of two parts: the experimental exam and the theoretical one. I just can tell you that the problems are long enough and need concentration and work, and not just some problem solving tricks. You will need a solid theoretical and experimental foundation in Physics.
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?

Similar Discussions: IPhO Prep.
  1. IPhO Basic Question (Replies: 0)

  2. IPhO 2012 problem (Replies: 19)