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Physic Contest Practice

  1. Apr 7, 2005 #1
    Hi everyone,

    i'm looking for some some practice questions for the OAPT contest...it really doesnt matter which contest it is, just some Gr. 11 contest questions, like the SIN one...thanks
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  3. Apr 8, 2005 #2
    i don't know what's OAPT, neither i understand Gr. 11, nor SIN, but as far as u mentioned Physics Contest - i can strongly reccomend you googling for IPHO problem sets (International Physics Olympiad) :)
  4. Apr 8, 2005 #3
    ok....thanks a lot...but, IPHO is too tough for me... i'm looking for easier practice problems...btw, OAPT (Ontario Association of Physics Teachers) and SIN (Sir Isaac Newton) contest is for the University of Waterloo and OAPT is generally for Ontario (Canada)...and by Gr.11, i meant "grade 11" in high school...anyway, if you know any other contests similar to those (just not too tough) please tell me..thanks
  5. Apr 9, 2005 #4
    ah ok, i see :) no wonder, that being <not from America> i have no idea of what those strange letters mean :)
    well, back to the problems - what are your spoken languages?
  6. Apr 9, 2005 #5
    oh....i'm not sure what do you mean by that...lol..but, my first language is Farsi (Persian), and 2nd English, of course...currently, i live in Canada...but, if you have any contests with any other language, please tell me, cause i have several sources of dictionaries/translators;)...thanks
  7. Apr 9, 2005 #6


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    Just pick up an old Halliday/Resnick Physics Textbook at your local second hand bookstore.

    You can't go wrong.
  8. Apr 10, 2005 #7
    well, as long as u have dictionaries - try Quant's physics problems
    Quant's physics problems' solutions
    there are really all-level-problems over there! and a lot of them :)

    btw, the problems from [ur=http://www.jyu.fi/ipho/]IPHO[/url] are not that tough - especially those from the past decade - they are just very big - some 4 or 5 pages long :)
    but it is only because of their style: you're told what to do, how to do, what to use, and all u have to do is to DO it! (of course some thinking will also do the job!)
    but looking into ipho archive will discover the "classical" qualitative problems that are sometimes reincarnated in present contests ;)
    that's just my IMHO
    so, better trust JasonRox :)
  9. Apr 29, 2005 #8
    hey, seems like i'm the only one who knows what OAPT and SIN contests are. Why don't you go to OAPT's website and download their past papers?


    For SIN, i'm so mad too that they only have a sample contest !!!!! anyways...

    Good luck on OAPT!
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2005
  10. Apr 30, 2005 #9
    how do you translate that?? it looks like russian... its a gif file its not possible to copy and paste the text to an online translator..

    Also is there an US equivalent of the OAPT ?? if so, what is it called?

    Last edited: Apr 30, 2005
  11. Apr 30, 2005 #10
    ah those infamous physics contest...SIN and the toronto one...

    If you have the cash...i suggest buying the University level textbook book by SERWAY from chapters...just search serway and physics...I think its called INtro to PHysics. or just Physics. Though its a university level text...its relatively easy to read. Just ignore the ones with integrals...go straight to teh plug-ing numbers questions.
    or going to a local university...MAC, UFT, YORK, WATERLLOO to pick it up.

    OR if your looking for something online...go to mathworld.com and search for physics...it should bring up the physics section
  12. Apr 30, 2005 #11
    I would really appreciate if someone, anyone can provide me with more SIN(Sir Isaac Newton) physics contest practice exams. And to everybody writing the SIN, I would recommend that you go to your local library, or your school library and get the book called "A decade of SIN...". It is published by the University of Waterloo, and can also be purchased from their website(www.sin.uwaterloo.ca) for a sum of $(Canadian)30. It has 26 past exams with solutions. And Again, if anybody can provide me with a site will all these SIN contests, it would be absolutely wonderful. And to everybody writing the SIN exam on May 5, GOODLUCK!
  13. Apr 30, 2005 #12
    Unfortunately, there's no such a book in Toronto's libraries .....

    I'm looking for past exam papers too... if there's anyone who has them, could you send them to haigbea@gmail.com ..... Much obliged!!! :D

    GOOD LUCK to everyone who's writing it next Thursday!
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2005
  14. Feb 19, 2007 #13
    hi everyone,
    I'd like to know if there are any physics contests in which I can participate by the internet and that give certificates to their winners. thnx.
  15. May 15, 2008 #14
    OAPT is a horrible contest... Did so bad on it...

    The SIN book is on the SIN website
  16. May 15, 2008 #15
    There's book on SIN and it has all past SIN exam questions (there are two of it UW library at davis library )
    you can go to uw library website and search the book name (using keywords like SIN) ..

    Edit: yea it's "A decade of SIN..."

    Somehow, no one knows about it=P

    There's another book Irodov (you can do little google search and find it =P) ..
    It's super good!
  17. Nov 24, 2011 #16
    Sorry for bringing up an old thread, but can someone tell me how much time you get for the SIN exam, and what kind of calculators you can use? Also, do you write full solutions?
  18. Nov 24, 2011 #17
    oddly, this info seems to be missing from the website :(
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