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Suggestion Physics olympiad discussion

  1. Aug 7, 2012 #1
    can we have a special area for physics olympiad discussion and problem collection(like problem papers of ipho, apho and usapho)?
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  3. Aug 7, 2012 #2
    also how about raising a kind of weekly problem set or somehing like that for olympiad
  4. Aug 8, 2012 #3
    There's a "Putnam problem of the day" there, if that's the kind of thing you're looking for.
  5. Aug 8, 2012 #4
    for monthly problem use crux magzine you will find on
    http://www.cms.math.ca/journals/crux/ [Broken]
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  7. Aug 8, 2012 #6
    It's just http://cms.math.ca/crux/, the link you gave 404s. It looks good though, so good I bookmarked it!

    looks like you beat me to it :rofl:
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  8. Aug 8, 2012 #7
  9. Aug 8, 2012 #8
    Actually what I mean is physics problems
  10. Aug 8, 2012 #9
    the site give 404s because i use www at beginning. it is just a mistake and i corrected.
  11. Aug 8, 2012 #10
    use MIT open courseware at
    american physics olympiad problem at
    you will find many pre-IPhO questions from different country in english such as
    australian science innovation , asian physics olympiad , british physics olympiad and canadian physics olympiad. use the google search for these.
  12. Aug 8, 2012 #11
    Could you please offer me more website on physics problems. I have to admit there are a great number of maths problems on the Internet, but what I want is physics problems. Thanks a lot.
  13. Aug 8, 2012 #12
    so physics probs also at

    hey, is there any site for experimatal problems and demonstration.
    and also suggest site for astrony olympiad problems
  14. Aug 8, 2012 #13
    some more are
    Physics olympiad srilanka at
    Physics olympiad Bangladesh at
    http://www.bdpho.org/2012/ [Broken]
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  15. Aug 8, 2012 #14
    some physics book that have problem as olympiad level
    I E Irodov Problems in general Physics , S S Krotov Science for everyone Aptitude test:Problems in Physics , 200 puzzling Problems.
    you can find more olympiad level books,websites, reading techniques on your respective country's gold medalists home page/blogs.
    i am from india so i only go through iit toppers cum IPhO gold medalist such as Nitin jain,Akansha sarda,Sitikants blog.
  16. Aug 8, 2012 #15


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    To quote myself in one of the threads that I linked to:

  17. Aug 8, 2012 #16
    Thank you very much.
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  19. Aug 11, 2012 #18


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    The College Board posts about 10 years worth of AP Physics free-response questions. I'm not sure, but they are probably similar in format to Olympiad questions. The links are posted below; once you're at a page, just click "All Questions" under any of the years that are listed.

    AP Physics B - no calculus involved, but includes extra topics like Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and basic Quantum and Nuclear Physics:

    AP Physics C - involves calculus, covers Mechanics and E&M only
    Mechanics: http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/members/exam/exam_information/8039.html
    Electricity & Magnetism: http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/members/exam/exam_information/2008.html
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