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WFPhC - Journal

The WFPhC publishes the journal "Physics Competition" usually twice a year. Starting from the last volume of 2012 the journal is published electronically only. We hope you enjoy reading it.

Information for Authors

Contributions to the journal "Physics Competitions" are very much encouraged.

The WFPhC's journal "Pysics Competitions" publishes relevant articles in three categories. First, articles reporting on a particular event or reflecting on one's experience of an event, particularly from a student's perspective. Second, in a series on different types of competitions where examples of specific initiatives are presented in detail. The third category consists of reviewed articles reporting on research of relevance to physics competitions, for example studies investigating the effect of competition participation on students, etc. Furthermore articles with detailes analysis of competition problems may be published in the reviewed section.

All articles should be prepared in MS Word format. Articles must be formatted according to the Author's Template available as .doc (464 kb) or .docx (664 kb) Word files. Note that using the .doc file is not encouraged since the formula editor is available in more recent versions of Word only. Authors should follow the author's instruction (pdf, 57 kb) as well as common standards for scientific articles. In particular articles are expected to have an abstract, an introduction, a conclusion and be properly referenced. Articles should be submitted by email to the editors. In case of questions or remarks please also contact the editors.

Journal "Physics Competition"

Files are available as pdf.

Vol. 16, No. 1 (2014) Complete Issue (4,8 Mb)
Title, Editorial and Foreword (534 kb)
WFPhC-Award-2014 (541 kb) H. Mayr
6th WFPhC-Congress at the University of Singapore (155 kb) H. Mayr
Gedanken and real experiments in modern physics (413 kb) J. Mostowski
Kindergarten Physics (491 kb) P. Pshenichka
45th International Physics Olympiad in Astana, Kazakhstan (228 kb) H. Mayr
Applying physics problems with interdisciplinary character based on phenomena and experiments in secondary school (2,8 Mb) A. Teiermayer

Vol. 15, No. 1 & 2 (2013) Complete Issue (3,2 Mb)
Title, Editorial and Foreword (745 kb)
WFPhC-Award-2012 (241 kb) H. Mayr
The 44th International Physics Olympiad (943 kb) N. Hartling
Olympiads as a means to promote gifted students (175 kb) C. Resch
Much Physics - Little Effort (512 kb) H. Mayr
Team Puzzles - A Meteoric Rise of Austrain students (445 kb) M. Stifter
Programming Low End Robots (431 kb) B. Tiefengraber
Can Sunlit Leaves With Liquid Drops On Their Surface Be Burnt? (2,1 Mb) T. Stonawski
Towards green cars (177 kb) J. Hegedüs
Luminescence in Nature and in the Education (203 kb) C. Szakmány
Energy, Power and Climate Change in Physics Lessons (1,2 Mb) A. Tasnádi
Students´ Misconceptions in Mechanics and their Manifestation in a Survey (264 kb) I. Kuczmann

Vol. 14, No. 2 (2012) Complete Issue (3,7 Mb)
Title, Editorial and Foreword (882 kb)
The Final Round of the First World Physics Olympiad (1,2 Mb) H. J. Kwee & Y. Surya
The Junior League of Young Physicists' Tournament (498 kb) A. A. Kamin & A. L. Kamin
Integrating Aspects of Geography in Physics Teaching (581 kb) A. Gróf
Amazing Science (376 kb) P. F. Pshenichka
The HUNVEYOR-Project (492 kb) G. Hudoba

Vol. 13, No. 2 (2011) and Vol. 14, No. 1 (2012) Complete Issue (4,0 Mb)
Title, Editorial and Foreword (706 kb)
The WFPhC-award 2010 Dr. Zsuzsanna Rajkovits (173 kb) H. Jordens
The Armchair Space Traveler (1,0 Mb) J. Boyd, D. Hinson & R. J. Palmaccio
Iran in WWMD 2007-2009 (1,4 Mb) D. Izadi
Oscillators Everywhere (310 kb) J. Boyd, R. J. Palmaccio & W. Yong
Physics Education and PYPT (359 kb) D. Izadi
Operating Temperature and Heat Capacity of a Light Bulb Filament (195 kb) A. Boeltzig & S. Petersen
A few good orbits (203 kb) C. Juvekar, M. Jain & A. Sule

Editorial Board of the Journal "Physics Competitions"

Helmuth Mayr (Austria)
retired physics and physics didactics teacher, Vienna
Federal Coordinator of the Austrian Physics Olympiad
Gunnar Friege (Germany)
Institut für Didaktik der Mathematik und Physik
University of Hannover
Welfengarten 1
D-30167 Hannover
Stefan Petersen (Germany)
Leibniz-Institute for Science and Mathematics Education
Olshausenstraße 62
D-24118 Kiel