Sunshine Elite is hosting the F=MA exam for high school students this year! Any students who have learned AP Physics may try out the F=MA exam.
AAPT and the American Institute of Physics (AIP) sponsor a competition each year for high school students to represent the United States at the International Physics Olympiad Competition.
The mission of the U.S. Physics Team Program is to promote and demonstrate academic excellence through preparation for and participation in the International Physics Olympiad.
The Pathway to International Physics Olympiad Team is:
F=ma for any motivated high school students =>
Top 400 students are invited for USAPhO =>
Top 20 students are selected to U.S. Physics Team =>
Top 5 students are selected to represent the team at IPhO
Below are more details for the several round of exams:
- The F=ma exam is a 75-minute exam with 25 multiple choice questions focusing on mechanics. Two versions of the exam are given, the F=ma A and F=ma B.
- Approximately 400 students will be invited to take the USA Physics Team (USAPhO) exam, based on their scores on the F=ma exam. The USAPhO is a 3-hour free response exam where students are required to justify their answers. The exam is divided into two parts of 90 minutes each.
- Approximately 20 students will be invited to be a part of the U.S. Physics Team, based on their USAPhO and F=ma scores, and attend a ten-day training camp at the University of Maryland. At the end of the camp, five students will be selected to represent the team at the International Physics Olympiad.
- Students must be either U.S. Citizens, U.S. Permanent Residents (Green Card holders), or currently attending a U.S. school, to take the F-ma exam.
- Students must be either U.S. Citizens, or U.S. Permanent Residents (Green Card holders) to take the USAPhO exam. Students must also be located in the U.S. to take the USAPhO exam.
To check the F=MA exam rules, please check here: https://aapt.org/Common2022/rules.cfm Instructor
By Sunshine Teacher