USAYPT or USIYPT is a physics research competition ran by Greg Jacobs.

## 2022

My own work doc for the 2022 Tuning Forks problem is here.

## General Tips

- When in doubt, ask about error prop
- ANSWER THE RESEARCH QUESTION (elevator)
- Convey that you understand basics via presentation
- Have intuition regarding phenomenon
- Be able to explain every formula from first principles
- Order of magnitude and dimension analysis
- Have clear variance in parameters (what did you vary and why)
- What does the intercepts mean on graphs?
- “Don’t be obtuse”
- Connect to simple physics terms
- Explanations needs to be simple
- Engage discussion