Really confused about what to do

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In summary, the conversation revolves around a high school student in India who has completed Resnick and Haliiday's "Fundamentals of Physics" and has solved 200 problems in IE Irodov. The student is unsure whether to continue practicing and participate in the International Physics Olympiad or move on to more advanced topics like linear algebra and complex analysis. The advice given is to focus on depth of knowledge rather than range of knowledge and to prioritize completing the academic syllabus and solving challenging problems in the coursework forum.
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Really confused about what to do...

I am a high school student in India starting grade 11 . i have completed Resnick and Haliiday's "Fundamentals of physics" . then i bought IE Irodov and solved about 200 problems in it and found it fairly easy ( very less number of challenging problems ) . I learned single variable and multi variable calculus and now I am learning differential equations

Now I am really unsure of what i should do , should i keep practicing what i learned till now and give a shot at the International Physics Olympiad . As i want to get admitted in a good university having an olympiad medal will give me a better chance of getting selected .

Or should i go for more advanced topics like Linear algebra , Complex analysis etc . What advantage will i have by having knowledge of these advanced topics before i enter university ?

Please give me some guidance
 
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Depth of Knowledge is always better than Range of Knowledge.
Just study the stuffs which is in you academic syllabus and give it your best.Perfection is Everything. Just imagine you have completed by yourself till Graduate Level of Physics and when someone ask you to Explain or solve some question in High School Book and that time you are not able to do that.How do you feel.
If you want the challenge then complete you Academic Syllabus and start solving problem asked in Homework and Coursework Forum they seems good enough challenging.
 

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