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Resources

A list of original resources which may be useful for Physics Olympiad Preparation. If you wish to contribute, email us!

Handouts

Maxwellian Distribution

A discussion of the the Maxwellian Distribution in various circumstances, via a physics olympiad lens.

Author: Murad Bashirov

Lagrangian

A helpful introduction into the Lagrangian formalism and how it can be applied to solve almost any physics problem.

Author: Ashmit Dutta

Golden Ratio

A neat collection, consisting of dozens of worked physics problems where the answer is the golden ratio. Problems are compiled from Morin, Purcell, Kalda, PhysicsBrawl, and Pathfinder.

Author: QiLin Xue

When Physics Meets Biology

A brief look at how basic biology principles can be modeled via introductory physical concepts.

Author: QiLin Xue




Translations of National Olympiads

2020 Taiwan IPhO/APhO Team Selection

3 four hour theoretical exams for the team selection of the 2020 Taiwan International and Asian Physics Olympiad team

Translator: Wayne Yan

2020 Azerbaijan Physics Olympiad Finals

A five-problem theoretical exam to select the 2020 Azerbaijan Physics team.

Translator: Murad Bashirov

2017-2018 Russian Physics Olympiad

A five-problem theoretical exam for the grade 11 category for the Russian Physics Olympiad

Translators: Vaibhav Raj and Kushal Thaman

2018-2019 Russian Physics Olympiad

A five-problem theoretical exam for the grade 10 category for the Russian Physics Olympiad

Translators: Vaibhav Raj and Kushal Thaman

2018 Chinese Physics Olympiad (Semi-Final)

A six-problem theoretical exam for the selection of the 2018 Chinese National Physics team.

Translator: Jacob Nie

2019 Chinese Physics Olympiad (Finals)

An eight-problem theoretical exam for the selection of the 2019 Chinese National Physics team.

Translator: Wai Ching Choi

2016-2017 Russian Physics Olympiad

A five-problem theoretical exam for the grade 10 category for the Russian Physics Olympiad

Translators: Vaibhav Raj, Murad Bashirov, and Kushal Thaman

2018 Brazil Team Selection Test

A seven-problem theoretical exam for the selection of the 2018 Brazil National Physics team.

Translator: Leonardo Wimmer

2019 Romanian Physics Olympiad

A five-problem theoretical exam for the selection of the 2019 Romanian National Physics team.

Translator: Dumbrav˘a Victor-Ioan

2020 Russian Physics Olympiad (Grade 11 - Round 1)

A five-problem theoretical exam for the grade 11 category for the Russian Physics Olympiad

Translator: Rashad Rahimzade

2020 Russian Physics Olympiad (Grade 11 - Round 2)

A five-problem theoretical exam for the grade 11 category for the Russian Physics Olympiad

Translator: Murad Bashirov

2017 Chinese Physics Olympiad (Finals)

An eight-problem theoretical exam for the selection of the 2017 Chinese National Physics team.

Translator: Wai Ching Choi

2018 Chinese Physics Olympiad (Finals)

An eight-problem theoretical exam for the selection of the 2018 Chinese National Physics team.

Translator: Wai Ching Choi

2011 Seagull Competition

An Estonian physics theroetical competition where contestants are asked to make models for different tasks. There may be multiple solutions.

Translator: QiLin Xue

2019 Eötvös Competition

A Hungarian physics theroetical competition in honour of the physicst it was named after.

Translator: Ashmit Dutta

200 Estonian Physics Olympiad Problems

A collection of 200 Estonian physics problems from 2011-2018. The GitHub directory can be found here.

Translator: Taavet Kalda, Rael Kalda