Looking for tricky and interesting physics and maths questions

In summary, the speaker is looking for challenging physics and maths questions that can be solved using only A-level knowledge. They are seeking resources such as books and online materials and have been recommended to try a problem-solving thread and Goldstein's book on Classical Mechanics. They have also been suggested to search for physics olympiad questions and exam board practice questions.
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I want to do tricky physics and maths questions that require only A-level knowledge of maths and physics to solve. Questions that don't have a straightforward answer and will help me to develop my logic and problem-solving skills. I'm looking books, online resources and etc.
 
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I want to do tricky physics and maths questions that require only A-level knowledge of maths and physics to solve. Questions that don't have a straightforward answer and will help me to develop my logic and problem-solving skills. I'm looking books, online resources and etc.

Try this one, only high school knowledge and creativity must be used (don't spoil yourself by scrolling down though!):

https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/micromass-big-high-school-challenge-thread.879086/
 
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Try working your way through Goldsteins book on Classical Mechanics. A lot of students have done this to improve their understanding of physics.
 
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Try googling "physics olympiad questions".
 
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Have you looked at practice exam questions published by the exam boards?
 
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Related to Looking for tricky and interesting physics and maths questions

1. What are some good resources for finding tricky and interesting physics and maths questions?

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