Dr. Yang’s USAPhO F=ma and Semifinal Camp

January 23 and January 31, 2018 - F=ma Testing Dates

April 2018 - USAPhO Testing, exact date TBA

SpringLight is a WASC accredited education organization. We have successfully provided the USAPhO training for more than five years. 30% to 60% of our students have qualified for the semi-final each year.

Our semifinalist students also qualified as finalists, and received gold medal, silver medal, bronze medal and honorable mentions.

Register our 2017 USAPhO F=ma training camp and USAPhO semifinal camp today!

Address: 20432 Silverado Ave, Ste 7, Cupertino, CA 95014
Time:   F=ma camp, 1:00-6:00pm;

Semifinal camp 9:30am-12:00pm

Dates: 12/18 to 12/22 and 1/2/18 to 1/6/18: class 1-5.
12/23 to 12/29: class 6-10. (No class 12/24 and 25, and 12/31, 1/1)
Each day's classes are indepandent. Students can take any day of the class.

Tuition: $1000/10 sessions for each camp (50% off for the students who took the same class last year and/or for the students who already qualified for the USAPhO bronze medal or above.) 每个Camp $1000. 对去年上过同样课程的学生以及已经考到奥物铜奖以上的学生五折。

This USAPhO F=ma Camp is specially organized to intensely train students for the F=ma test in January 2018, providing a total of 20 practice tests combined with lectures after each test.
In the first session of each camp day, students will work on one previous real F=ma test,  followed by the second session, a lecture about the difficult and confusing problems in the test.  The instructor will also emphasize some important knowledge and concepts related to the test.
In the third session, the students will work on a simulated F=ma test, which is compiled by the instructor from the past F=ma tests and other related resources, followed by another lecture session.
All of these teaching efforts will help the students undergo intense practice on the F=ma test, combined with lectures to help the students understand physics concepts in depth and effectively improve their abilities to solve F=ma problems. Through this class,  students can maximum their chances of success on the F=ma test next January.

F=ma camp是针对2018年1月的F=ma考试。在10天里学生做完一共20套题,杨老师会在学生每做完一套题后有重点地讲解概念题型及难点,旨在帮助学生在深入理解物理概念的基础上,有效加强解F=ma题的能力。每天两套题包括一套以往的真题,一套模拟题。

USAPhO Semifinal Camp

The percentage of each topic in the USAPhO Semi-final examination is:

  • Mechanics, include Mechanical Waves, 37.5%
  • Electricity and Magnetism, include E-M Waves, 37.5%
  • Thermal Physics, 12.5%
  • Modern Physics, 12.5%
Correspondingly, the arrangement of our Semi-final preparation camp will be:
  • Thermal Physics, two session: Class# 1 and 2
  • Electricity and Magnetism, including E-M Waves, four sessions: Class# 3, 4, 5, and 6
  • Mechanics, including Mechanical Waves, two session: Class# 7 and 8
  • Modern Physics, two session: Class# 9 and 10
We only have two session for Mechanics because students are already quite familiar with mechanics topics when preparing for the F=ma test, and correspondingly, we will also assign harder reference books for Mechanics than other topics.
To help students fully understand the topic, we will instruct students on the following procedures:
  • Pre-class reading materials (need finish before the class)
  • Warm-up practices (need finish before the class)
  • Lectures  (during the class)
  • Homework (include mechanics review and the learning topic, need finish after the class)


Through these ten sessions of intense trainings, students may obtain the necessary knowledge and skills to achieve a good score on their USAPhO Semi-final examinations.

本课程将针对美国物理奥林匹克USAPhO的第2semifinal竞赛的范围和特点,深入研讨一些有关物理力学电磁学,热力学和近代物理等的重要概念和解题技巧, 有效增强学生们解决物理奥林匹克竞赛程度难题的能力,使学生们能最大程度地准备好4月的美国物理奥林匹克竞赛。本课程采取现场及网络教学同时进行的方式,课前,老师会寄给学生们课程提要,每次课后,老师会给学生们布置适量的作业,做为学生们对所学内容的巩固和提高。课后学生可以反复看课堂录像。授课所用材料采用标准参考书和讲员自行编写相结合的方式,以期学生们在较短时间内取得最大成效。

春晖教育自成立以来年年都有很好比例的学生进入USAPhO半决赛, 赢得金银铜奖以及荣誉奖,有两名学生进入finalist,全美前20的国家集训队。 春晖教育得到了美国最有权威的教育认证机构WASC的资质认证.

Dr. Chunlai Yang graduated from Peking University (B.S. and M.S. in physics) and Boston College (Ph.D. in Physics).  He used to teach in the Physics departments of Peking University and Boston College.  When Dr. Yang taught physics at Peking University, he received the ”Excellent Young Teacher Award”.  While working at Boston College, Dr. Yang received the “Teaching Excellence Award”, and also co-authored the textbook Introductory Physics Laboratory Manual with George Goldsmith.  In recent years, Dr. Yang has devoted himself full time to tutor high school students.  He teaches many kinds of math and physics competition training classes, and instructs students in various math and physics courses.  His teaching is lucid: concepts are clearly identified and easily understood, with strong logicality. Many of Dr. Yang's students have made distinguished performances in math and physics competitions and have achieved excellence in their school courses, which has effectively increased the opportunities for these students to be admitted into top universities.  His own child was accepted into the U.S. Olympiad Physics Team,  admitted to Harvard, Princeton and other top universities, graduated from Harvard University, and is now continuing at Stanford Medical School

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