### FIITJEE Faridabad Vs VMC (Founder/ Extremex) How to decide

3:52 AM### FIITJEE Faridabad or VMC (Extended / Regular (Now Founder/ Extremex) How to Decide?

**Are you staying at Faridabad and in a dilemma about making the right choice regarding selection of a coaching program? Read on.....**

**(Disclaimer: You may always accuse me of being partial since I AM an employee of FIITJEE Limited (And proudly so for being associated with a team of bright and enthusiastic faculty members and students))**

**Here are some questions/ facts to be considered:**

1. VMC was once a great brand where the three brothers themselves used to teach , however last year they have sold out to Educomp. So is VMC now still the same VMC or has gone in to commercialization and encashing the brand image? It opened 22 centers simultaneously. Will it be realistically possible for the brothers to take classes at all these centers?

2. It is told that the same brothers (one of the three is now permanently settled in US) will also be holding classes at Faridabad. Will it be through video conferencing? Can class control be achieved through video conferencing? Ideally the student teacher ratio should not exceed 50 if there is to be a proper communication. (What about class control, so many times teachers repeat the ideas looking at the body language of the students, is it even possible through video conferencing?).

3. FIITJEE Faridabad has produced excellent results in the very first year of its operations. In a small lot that the center had for the first year, It has 4 selections in RMO/GMO (Practically half the results from Faridabad). (It is Worth mentioning that in GMO only two students had qualified from faridabad and both students are from FIITJEE Faridabad besides there was also another student in RMO who was from FIITJEE Kalu Sarai).

4. In NTSE Out of total 24 students selected in the final stage, 5 students are regular classroom students of FIITJEE Faridabad. Besides Out of special NTSE support sessions that FIITJEE had arranged, 13 students cleared the final stage. This means 13 out of 24 students selected in final stage of NTSE were associated with FIITJEE Faridabad.

5. In NSEJS (First stage of Junior Science Olympiad), out of a total of 6 students selected from entire Haryana, 3 are fiitjee students (2 regular students and 1 from special NSEJS support sessions).

6. It is a general experience of students that FIITJEE Faridabad teachers are very caring and cooperative. So many students take so much extra contact time from Faculty for clearing of their doubts and faculty are always ready in their service.

**Is it even possible for a Student going to Punjabi Bagh on weekends to Clarify his doubts in the weekdays. Can one run all the way from Faridabad to Punjabi Bagh?**

7. A few years back in the regular classroom program out of 15000 students (who appeared in their test), VMC has selected about 200 students. That means that statistically , this test was significantly more tough (or competitive) as compared to IIT JEE (8900 selections out of 4.7 lac). So, out of these, students, the expected selection rate in IIT JEE must be 100% .... Was it really 100%? ... No. it was about 60% (Yes! You read it right! From regular, not ECC.) (That too when they would move some of the relatively low scoring students from the regular batch to correspondence (thus reducing the denominator)).

**So What should I do?**

Of course, as a career conscious student (or parent of a student) you should doubt everything that I (or for that matter anybody else) might say and do an independent research. Ask the already studying students (who are taking coaching) and their parents :

*if they are satisfied... If they really feel cared for... If their doubts are addressed.*... It's a matter of your career so please do make an informed decision.

God Bless!

Wishing you all the best,

-Ambarish Srivastava

(Professor of Physics @ FIITJEE Faridabad, AIR-538

(IIT JEE 1995), B.Tech. (Mechanical Engg. IITD)

### Physics Olympiad Problems and Solutions IPHO 1967-2009

4:24 PM**IPhO 2009**(XL Merida, Mexico)

Theoretical Problem 1 (pdf)

Theoretical Problem 2 (pdf)

Theoretical Problem 3 (pdf)

Experimental Problem 1 (pdf)

Experimental Problem 2 (pdf)

Theoretical Solution 1 (pdf) and answer form (pdf)

Theoretical Solution 2 (pdf) and answer form (pdf)

Theoretical Solution 3 (pdf) and answer form (pdf)

Experimental Solution (pdf) and answer form (pdf)

Experimental Solution (pdf) and answer form (pdf)

**IPhO 2008**(XXXIX Hanoi, Vietnam)

Theoretical Problem 1 (pdf)

Theoretical Problem 2 (pdf)

Theoretical Problem 3 (pdf)

Experimental Problem (pdf)

Theoretical Solution 1 (pdf)

Theoretical Solution 2 (pdf)

Theoretical Solution 3 (pdf)

Experimental Solution (pdf)

**IPhO 2007**(XXXVIII Isfahan, Iran)

Theoretical Question (Orange) Problem (pdf)

Theoretical Question (Blue) Problem (pdf)

Theoretical Question (Pink) Problem (pdf)

Experimental Question (Green) Problem (pdf)

Theoretical Question (Orange) Solution (pdf)

Theoretical Question (Blue) Solution (pdf)

Theoretical Question (Pink) Solution (pdf)

Experimental Question (Green) Solution (pdf)

Experimental Question (Green) Description (pdf)

**IPhO 2006**(XXXVII Singapore, Singapore)

Theoretical Question 1 Problem (pdf)

Theoretical Question 2 Problem (pdf)

Theoretical Question 3 Problem (pdf)

Experimental Question Problem (pdf)

Theoretical Question 1 Solution (pdf)

Theoretical Question 2 Solution (pdf)

Theoretical Question 3 Solution (pdf)

Experimental Question Solution (pdf)

**IPhO 2005**(XXXVI Salamanca, Spain)

Theoretical Question 1 Problem (pdf) (doc format)

Theoretical Question 2 Problem (pdf) (doc format)

Theoretical Question 3 Problem (pdf) (doc format)

Experimental Question Problem (pdf) (doc format)

Theoretical Question 1 Solution (pdf) (doc format)

Theoretical Question 2 Solution (pdf) (doc format)

Theoretical Question 3 Solution (pdf) (doc format)

Experimental Question Solution (pdf) (doc format)

**IPhO 2004**(XXXV Pohang, South Korea)

Theoretical Question 1 Problem (pdf)

Theoretical Question 2 Problem (pdf)

Theoretical Question 3 Problem (pdf)

Experimental Question Problem (pdf)

**IPhO 2003**(XXXIV Taipei, Taiwan)

Theoretical Question 1 Problem (doc)

Theoretical Question 2 Problem (doc)

Theoretical Question 3 Problem (doc)

Experimental Question 1 Problem (doc)

Theoretical Question 1 Solution (doc)

Theoretical Question 2 Solution (doc)

Theoretical Question 3 Solution (doc)

Experimental Question 1 Solution (doc)

**IPhO 2002**(XXXIII Nusa Dua, Indonesia)

Theoretical Question 1 Problem (pdf)

Theoretical Question 2 Problem (pdf)

Theoretical Question 3 Problem (pdf)

Experimental Question 1 Problem (pdf)

Experimental Question 2 Problem (pdf)

Theoretical Question 1 Solution (pdf)

Theoretical Question 2 Solution (pdf)

Theoretical Question 3 Solution (pdf)

Experimental Question 1 Solution (pdf)

Experimental Question 2 Solution (pdf)

**IPhO 2001**(XXXII Antalya, Turkey)

Theoretical Questions Problems (pdf) | (post script format) | (doc format) |

Experimental Questions Problems (pdf) | (post script format) | (doc format) |

Theoretical Questions Solutions (pdf) | (post script format) | (doc format) |

Experimental Questions Solutions (pdf) | (post script format) | (doc format) |

**IPhO 2000**(XXXI Leicester, Great Britain)

Theoretical Question 1 Problem (html)

Theoretical Question 2 Problem (html)

Theoretical Question 3 Problem (html)

Theoretical Question 1 Problem (html)

Theoretical Question 2 Problem (html)

(Recommended to copy pictures on your own files.)

Theoretical Question 1 Solution (jpg's) | Theoretical Question 2 Solution (jpg's) | Theoretical Question 3 Solution (jpg's) |

**IPhO 1999**(XXX Padova, Italy)

**IPhO 1998**(XXIX Reykjavik, Iceland)

The original english problems and solutions (zipped post script)

The Icelandic problems and solutions (zipped post script)

**IPhO 1997**(XXVIII Sudbury, Canada)

Problems and Solutions (pdf)

**IPhO 1996**(XXVII Oslo, Norway)

Theoretical Problems and Solutions (pdf)

Experimental Problems and Solutions (pdf)

**IPhO 1995**(XXVI Canberra, Australia)

Comments (pdf)

Theoretical Questions Problems (pdf)

Experimental Question 1 Problem (pdf)

Experimental Question 2 Problem (pdf)

Theoretical Questions Solutions (pdf)

Experimental Question 1 Solution (pdf)

Experimental Question 2 Solution (pdf)

**IPhO 1994**(XXV Beijing, China)

Problems and Solutions (doc)

**IPhO 1993**(XXIV Williamsburg, USA)

Problems and Solutions (pdf)

**IPhO 1992**(XXIII Helsinki-Espoo, Finland)

Theoretical Question 1 Problem and Solution (pdf)

Theoretical Question 2 Problem and Solution (pdf)

Theoretical Question 3 Problem and Solution (pdf)

Experimental Question 1 Problem and Solution (pdf)

Experimental Question 2 Problem and Solution (pdf)

Distribution of results (pdf)

**IPhO 1991**(XXII Havana, Cuba)

Problems and Solutions (pdf)

**IPhO 1990**(XXI Groningen, The Netherlands)

Problems and Solutions (pdf)

**IPhO 1989**(XX Warsaw, Poland)

Problems and Solutions (doc)

**IPhO 1988**(XIX Bad Ischl, Austria)

Problems and Solutions (pdf)

**IPhO 1987**(XVIII Jena, GDR)

Problems and Solutions (pdf)

**IPhO 1986**(XVII London-Harrow, Great Britain)

Theoretical Questions Problems (doc)

Experimental Questions Problems (doc)

Theoretical Questions Solutions (doc)

Experimental Questions Solutions (doc)

**IPhO 1985**(XVI Portoroz, SFR Yugoslavia)

Problems and Solutions (pdf)

**IPhO 1984**(XV Sigtuna, Sweden)

Problems and Solutions (doc)

**IPhO 1983**(XIV Bucharest, Romania)

Theoretical Ouestions (doc)

Solution and marking scheme for theoretical question I (Mechanics).

Solution and marking scheme for theoretical question II (Electricity).

Solution and marking scheme for theoretical question III (Optics).

Solution and marking scheme for theoretical question IV (Atomics).

Solution for IPhO's logo question.

**IPhO 1982**(XIII Malente, FRG)

Problems and Solutions (pdf)

**IPhO 1981**(XII Varna, Bulgaria)

Theoretical Problems and Solutions

Experimental Problems and Solutions

There were no IPhO in 1980

**IPhO 1979**(XI Moscow, Soviet Union)

Problems and Solutions (doc)

There were no IPhO in 1978

**IPhO 1977**(X Hradec Kralove, Czechoslovakia)

Problems and Solutions (pdf)

**IPhO 1976**(IX Budapest, Hungary)

(The document contains also IPhO 1968)

Problems and Solutions (doc)

**IPhO 1975**(VIII Guestrow, GDR)

Problems and Solutions (pdf)

**IPhO 1974**(VII Warsaw, Poland)

Problems and Solutions (doc)

There were no IPhO in 1973

**IPhO 1972**(VI Bucharest, Romania)

Problems and Solutions (doc)

**IPhO 1971**(V Sofia, Bulgaria)

Problems (doc)

Solutions (doc)

**IPhO 1970**(IV Moscow, Soviet Union)

Problems and Solutions (doc)

**IPhO 1969**(III Brno, Czechoslovakia)

(Only theoretical part)

Theoretical Problems (pdf)

**IPhO 1968**(II Budapest, Hungary)

(The document contains also IPhO 1976)

Problems and Solutions (doc)

**IPhO 1967**(I Warsaw, Poland)

Problems and Solutions (doc)

### Extra Topics in Olympiad Syllabus (As compared to IIT JEE Syllabus)

11:26 AM
The syllabus below is copied from HBCSE website and additional topics are highlighted red. If there are any comments I have used a green font for them.

General :

Additional requirements:

Please note:

General :

A.The extensive use of the calculus (differentiation and integration) and the use of complex numbers or solving differential equations should not be required to solve the theoretical and practical problems.

B.Questions may contain concepts and phenomena not contained in the Syllabus but sufficient information must be given in the questions so that candidates without previous knowledge of these topics would not be at a disadvantage.

C.Sophisticated practical equipment likely to be unfamiliar to the candidates should not dominate a problem. If such devices are used then careful instructions must be given to the candidates.

D.The original texts of the problems have to be set in the SI units.

A. THEORETICAL PART

1. MECHANICS

a] Foundation of kinematics of a point mass

* Note: vector description of the position of the point mass, velocity and acceleration as vectors

b] Newton's laws, inertial systems

*** Note: problems may be set on changing mass**

c]

**Closed and open systems**, momentum and energy, work, powerd] Conservation of energy, conservation of linear momentum, impulse

e] Elastic forces, frictional forces, the law of gravitation, potential energy and work in a gravitational field

* Note: Hooke's law, coefficient of friction (F/R=const), frictional forces static and kinetic, choice of zero of potential energy

f] Centripetal acceleration,

**Kepler's laws //Proof of Elliptical Orbit Using Polar Coordinates??**2] MECHANICS OF RIGID BODIES

a] Statics, center of mass, torque

* Note:

**couples**, conditions of equilibrium of bodiesb] Motion of rigid bodies, translation, rotation, angular velocity, angular acceleration, conservation of angular momentum

* Note: conservation of angular momentum about fixed axis only

c] External and internal forces, equation of motion of a rigid body around the fixed axis, moment of inertia, kinetic energy of a rotating body

* Note: parallel axes theorem (Steiner's theorem), additivity of the moment of inertia

d] Accelerated reference systems, inertial forces

* Note: knowledge of the Coriolis force formula is not required

3] HYDROMECHANICS

No specific questions will be set on this but students would be expected to know the elementary concepts of pressure, buoyancy and the continuity law.

4] THERMODYNAMICS AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS

a] Internal energy, work and heat, first and

**second laws of thermodynamics //Hemholtz Energy ?? Gibbs Energy??*** Note: thermal equilibrium, quantities depending on state and quantities depending on process

**//Enthalpy??**b] Model of a perfect gas, pressure and molecular kinetic energy, Avogadro's number, equation of state of a perfect gas,

**absolute temperature, //Vanderwaal's Equation/ Claypeyron??** * Note: also

**molecular approach to such simple phenomena in liquids and solids as boiling, melting etc**.c] Work done by an expanding gas limited to isothermal and adiabatic processes

**//Irreversible Processes??*** Note: proof of the equation of the adiabatic process is not required

d]

**The Carnot cycle,**thermodynamic efficiency, reversible and**irreversible processes,****entropy (statistical approach)**,**Boltzmann factor***

**Note: entropy as a path independent function, entropy changes and reversibility, quasistatic processes**5] OSCILLATIONS AND WAVES

a] Harmonic oscillations, equation of harmonic oscillation

* Note:

**solution of the equation for harmonic motion**,**attenuation and resonance - qualitatively**b] Harmonic waves, propagation of waves, transverse and longitudinal waves,

**linear polarization,**the classical Doppler effect, sound waves* Note: displacement in a progressive wave and understanding of graphical representation of the wave,

**measurements of velocity of sound and light**, Doppler effect in one dimension only,**propagation of waves in homogeneous and isotropic media //Solids??/ Liquids??**, reflection and refraction,**Fermat's principle**c] Superposition of harmonic waves, coherent waves, interference, beats, standing waves

* Note: realization that intensity of wave is proportional to the square of its amplitude. Fourier analysis is not required but

**candidates should have some understanding that complex waves can be made from addition of simple sinusoidal waves of different frequencies**.**Interference due to thin films and other simple systems****// Fresnel Biprism, Newton's Rings ??**(final formulas are not required),**superposition of waves from secondary sources (diffraction)**6] ELECTRIC CHARGE AND ELECTRIC FIELD

a] Conservation of charge, Coulomb's law

b] Electric field, potential, Gauss' law

* Note: Gauss' law confined to simple symmetric systems like sphere,cylinder, plate etc., electric dipole moment

c] Capacitors, capacitance, dielectric constant, energy density of electric field

7] CURRENT AND MAGNETIC FIELD

a] Current, resistance, internal resistance of source, Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's laws, work and power of direct and alternating currents, Joule's law

* Note: simple cases of

**circuits containing non-ohmic devices with known V-I characteristics //Diodes/ Zener Diodes/ Transistors in Various Configurations/ Transistor Amplifier/ Transistor Oscillator/ Diode Valves/ Triodes??**b] Magnetic field (B) of a current, current in a magnetic field, Lorentz force

* Note: particles in a magnetic field, simple applications like

**cyclotron**,**magnetic dipole moment //of a bar magnet etc..**c] Ampere's law

d] Law of electromagnetic induction, magnetic flux, Lenz's law, self-induction, inductance,

**permeability,**energy density of magnetic field* Note: magnetic field of simple symmetric systems like straight wire, circular loop and long solenoid

e] Alternating current, resistors, inductors and capacitors in AC-circuits, voltage and current (

**parallel**and series)**resonances*** Note: simple AC-circuits, time constants, final formulae for parameters of concrete resonance circuits are not required

8]

**ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES**a] Oscillatory circuit, frequency of oscillations,

**generation by feedback and resonance**b] Wave optics,

**diffraction from one and two slits**,**diffraction grating,****resolving power of a grating, Bragg reflection**c]

**Dispersion and diffraction spectra****, line spectra of gases**d]

**Electromagnetic waves as transverse waves, polarization by reflection, polarizers*** Note:

**superposition of polarized waves**e]

**Resolving power of imaging systems**f] Black body, Stefan-Boltzmanns law

**//Rayleigh Jeans Formula??*** Note: Planck's formula is not required

9] QUANTUM PHYSICS

a] Photoelectric effect, energy and impulse of the photon

* Note:

**Einstein's formula**is requiredb] De Broglie wavelength,

**Heisenberg's uncertainty principle**10]

**RELATIVITY**a]

**Principle of relativity, addition of velocities, relativistic Doppler effect**b]

**Relativistic equation of motion, momentum, energy, relation between energy and mass, conservation of energy and momentum //Lorentz Transformations**11] MATTER

a]

**Simple applications of the Bragg equation**b] Energy levels of atoms and

**molecules (qualitatively)**, emission,**absorption, spectrum**of hydrogenlike atomsc]

**Energy levels of nuclei (qualitatively)**, alpha-, beta- and gamma-decays, absorption of radiation, halflife and exponential decay, components of nuclei, mass defect, nuclear reactions.B. PRACTICAL PART

The Theoretical Part of the Syllabus provides the basis for all the experimental problems. The experimental problems given in the experimental contest should contain measurements. Additional requirements:

1] Candidates must be aware that instruments affect measurements.

2] Knowledge of the

**most common experimental techniques for measuring physical quantities mentioned in Part A.**3] Knowledge of commonly used simple laboratory instruments and devices such as calipers, thermometers, simple volt-, ohm- and ammeters, potentiometers,

**diodes, transistors, simple optical devices and so on.**4] Ability to use, with the help of proper instruction, some sophisticated instruments and devices such as

**double-beam oscilloscope, counter, ratemeter, signal and function generators, analog-to-digital converter connected to a computer, amplifier, integrator, differentiator, power supply, universal (analog and digital)**volt-, ohm- and ammeters.5] Proper identification of error sources and estimation of their influence on the final result(s).

6]Absolute and relative errors, accuracy of measuring instruments, e

**rror of a single measurement, error of a series of measurements**, error of a quantity given as a function of measured quantities.7]

**Transformation of a dependence to the linear form by appropriate choice of variables and fitting a straight line to experimental points.**8] Proper use of the graph paper with different scales (for example

**polar**and logarithmic papers).9] Correct rounding off and expressing the final result(s) and error(s) with correct number of significant digits.

10] Standard knowledge of safety in laboratory work. (Nevertheless, if the experimental set-up contains any safety hazards the appropriate warnings should be included into the text of the problem.)

Please note:

- The syllabus for National Standard Examination in Physics (NSEP) is broadly equivalent to the senior secondary level (Class XI and Class XII) of CBSE Physics. This is only a rough guideline, and there is no detailed syllabus given for NSEP.

- The syllabus for Indian National Physics Olympiad (INPhO) is broadly similar to NSEP but the difficulty level of the questions will be higher. Questions and problems in National Olympiads are usually non-conventional and of high difficulty level, comparable to International Olympiads.

### Weekly Challenge Problem 1: Constraint Relations

2:01 AM
A hinged construction consists of three rhombs with the ratio of sides 3:2:1 (Fig.) Vertex A3 moves in the horizontal direction at a velocity v. Determine the velocities of vertices A1, A2, and B2 at the instant when the angles of the construction are 90 degrees.

You can submit your answers in comments. The students with correct answers will be listed in the winners link at the top of the blog

You can submit your answers in comments. The students with correct answers will be listed in the winners link at the top of the blog

### Weekly Challenge 3: Circular Motion

9:16 AM
On a certain rough horizontal circular track of Radius R having a constant coefficient of friction, the maximum attainable speed for a cyclist is v

_{o}. A cyclist begins to ride on this track in such a manner as to attain the maximum possible speed in shortest possible time. What will be ratio of his initial tangential acceleration to his tangential acceleration at an instant when he attains a speed of v_{o}/η### Weekly Challenge 2: Projectile Motion: 8/7/2010

10:25 PM
A projectile is fired from the top of a tower whose height is unknown. It is found that for a projection speed of 10m/s , the maximum range is obtained at a projection angle of 30

^{o}.What is the maximum range (i.e. from foot of the tower to the landing point on ground) and what is the height of the Tower?### Online quiz on kinematics, Laws of Motion and Work Power and Energy

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