At the start of October 29 physics enthusiasts sat the preliminary British Physics Olympiad paper, a nationwide competition set by the University of Oxford. Twelve students made it through to Round 1 and completed the gruelling three hour challenge, covering a number of topics which form the foundation of the A Level syllabus.
With the paper now complete all our students can do now is wait for the results which will be revealed at the end of the autumn term.
Test your understanding of physics by completing a question taken from this year’s challenge:
A vehicle moves at 60mph along a straight road, without slipping. What are the velocities of the ‘compass points’, N, S, E & W, of the rim of the wheel?
Answers on a post card to………………………….!!!