Category: Just starting

Top 7 Physics Contests for High School Students

Physics contests are a great way to challenge yourself, improve your problem solving skills, boost your resume, and learn physics all at the same time! In this post, I’ve listed the 7 best high school competitions for students in Canada and the United States. INTERNATIONAL PHYSICS OLYMPIAD (IPHO) Date: Mid […]

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If your car is travelling at the speed of light, how fast are your headlights moving?

This is a classic problem in relativity. Let’s rephrase it a little bit for clarity. Let’s say is moving past at the speed of light and is moving past at the speed of light. and are all moving in the same direction. How fast is moving relative to ? I’ll give […]

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What is the IPhO?

  IPhO stands for the International Physics Olympiad. Everybody’s heard of the International Math Olympiad. Well, physics has one too. It’s the premier physics competition for high school students all over the world, consisting of a five hour theoretical test and another five hour experimental test. A great thing about international […]

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The 5 Physics Textbooks You Need to Get Started

People start learning physics for all kinds of reasons. Maybe you’re reading this post with dreams to be the next Einstein. Maybe you want to get gold at the IPhO. Maybe you just want to ace your next AP Physics C exam. Whatever the reason, reading the right textbooks is an […]

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