Dr. Yang’s USAPhO F=ma and Semifinal Training Classes

Test Dates: 2020 - F=ma

TBD 2020 - USAPhO 

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.

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.

USAPhO Semifinal Test Preparation Class

The F=ma testes were over last week.  If students feel they have a good chance to pass the F=ma test, please attend our USAPhO Semifinal Preparation Class.  Please don’t wait until the F=ma scores come out, otherwise it will be too late.

This class will cover the necessary knowledge and skills to help students to achieve the best score on USAPhO Semi-final examinations.  Most examples used during the lecture are from the previous real semifinal tests.

By 2017, USAPhO Semifinal Examination is well formatted and consistent each year:  

Part A, 4 problems: Mechanics (25); E-M (25); Thermal Physics (25) and Modern Physics (25)
Part B, 2 problems: Mechanics (50); E-M (50)

In 2018, the test format was changed to:

Part A, 3 problems: Mechanics (25); E-M (25); and Thermal Physics (25) 
Part B, 3 problems: E-M (25); E-M with Mechanics (25); and Modern Physics with Optics (25)

The Mechanics was significantly reduced, and the E-M was increased a lot in 2018 test.

Correspondingly, the arrangement of our Semifinal Preparation Class will be:

  • Thermal Physics: Class# 1 and 2
  • Electricity and Magnetism, including E-M Waves: Class# 3, 4, 5, and 6
  • Mechanics:  Class# 7
  • Mechanical Waves and Optics: Class# 8
  • Modern Physics: Class# 9 and 10

Because students are already quite familiar with mechanics while preparing for the F=ma test, correspondingly, we will 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)

(The class is on Sunday, so students may review the topic before class during the weekend)

Reference books:

Fundamentals of Physics, Halliday – Resnick - Walker, 8th Edition

We hope, through these ten sessions’ intense training lectures, the students may obtain the necessary knowledge and skills to achieve the best score on their USAPhO Semi-final examinations. Wish all students enjoy the class, work hard, learn a lot, and achieve a lot!

本课程将针对美国物理奥林匹克USAPhO的第2轮semifinal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。

Register our 2020 Spring USAPhO Semifinal training Classes today to prepare for the test in April.

Address: online.springlighteducation.com

Time: 9:30am-12:00pm,  12/26/19 to 1/5/20, USAPhO Semifinal Test Preparation Class

Each day's classes are independent. Students can take any day of the class.

Tuition: $1300/10 sessions for each course

(Partial attendance is available. No Free Trial)

Registration:  https://goo.gl/forms/H7IYSKggaRp8Ss992 (we will send the students online class instruction before the class starts)

F=ma Training Class

This class is focused on preparing for the USAPhO F=ma contest next January. The teacher will also cover important mechanics concepts and problem solving skills. These will help effectively improve students’ ability to solve hard USAPhO problems. This course also helps students prepare for the AP Physics 1 and AP Physics C courses and AP tests.

This is an online course. The teacher will prepare notes before class, assign homework after class, and make a recording available after class to rewatch. There will be a reference book, but the curriculum is designed by the instructor. If students take this course, they will see a very large improvement in a very short amount of time.

USAPhO F=ma Camp

This USAPhO F=ma Camp is specially organized to intensely train students for the F=ma test in January, 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 Problem Solving Skills Training Class

This USAPhO Semifinal Problem Solving Skills class is specially designed for the students who have finished or are currently taking our USAPhO Semifinal Test Preparation class.  This 10-Sessions’ class will focus on the skills to solve the very hard USAPhO Semifinal examination problems, mainly focus on the Part B problems of the last 10 years’ real semifinal tests, so students may further enhance their skills to solve difficult physics problems. Before each class, we will encourage students work on one old real USAPhO Semifinal test, then during the lecture, we will talk about the skills to solve the most difficult problems happened in the test, and answer all the possible questions from students.  As the homework, we will encourage students write down a clear solution for each test problem.

USAPhO Semifinal 解题技巧培训课是特别为上过或正在上杨老师的USAPhO Semifinal Test Prep考试预备课的学生准备。共10堂课,每次2.5小时。主要集中讲解过去10年USAPhO Semifinal 中最难部分Part B的题,以帮助学生增强解决复杂问题的技巧。每次课前,鼓励学生做完一套老师布置的以前USAPhO Semifinal 考题,上课时老师会对那套考题中最困难的部分进行讲解,并回答学生提出的各种问题。课后,则鼓励学生对每道题写下清晰的完整解答。


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.

杨春来博士毕业于北京大学(物理学学士和硕士)和 Boston College (物理学博士), 并曾任教于北京大学物理系和Boston College 物理系。在北大物理系任教期间,曾获北京大学优秀青年教师奖。在Boston College 物理系工作期间,曾获Boston College 优秀教学奖,并与George Goldsmith 教授合写了教科书: << INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS LABORATORY MANUAL >>。近年来,杨春来博士全职致力于高中学生的课外辅导工作,教授多种数学竞赛和物理竞赛培训课,并辅导多种数学和物理课程。杨春来博士的教学概念清晰,深入浅出,逻辑性强,深受学生们的喜爱。他教过的许多学生在各种竞赛中表现出色,在学校课程上成绩优秀,有效地促进了学生们进入名牌大学的机会。他自己的孩子就曾进入美国奥林匹克物理队,曾被哈佛,普林斯顿等名牌大学录取,现已从哈佛大学毕业,并继续在斯坦福大学读医学院。

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