Self-Paced Physics Competition Prep Bundles
The two most common physics competitions are the Physics Bowl and the Physics Team (starting with the F=ma exam and leading to the Physics Olympiad competition).
- Physics Bowl is a 45 minute, 40 question multiple choice exam held each Spring in March or April. This exam is algebra based and covers questions and covers basic knowledge from all areas of introductory physics. Click here to visit the Physics Bowl website.
- F=ma and Physics Olympiad are calculus based and cover advanced knowledge in physics. The F=ma exam is a 75 minute, 25 question multiple choice exam held each January. It covers only mechanics. The Physics Olympiad is a 3 hour free response exam held each April. If covers all areas of physics and many questions require calculus to justify answers. Click here to visit the Physics Team website for more information about F=ma and Physics Olympiad.
Preparation bundles for the Physics Bowl and F=ma Exam are available below. These bundles include review of fundamental topics needed plus problem solving for the competition.