Rules

Creating and Editing Pages

If you want to contribute or create a page please adhere to the following format in order to maintain integrity of the site.

Creating and editing the syllabus links page

(i.e. HSC and Prelim drop down menus)

* Syllabus Point
 * Students learn to:/Students:
  * Points under the above
additional notes may be placed using footnoting:
[[footnote]] footnote text [[/footnote]]

Creating and editing notes

1. Title: The title is the syllabus point (under students learn to:/students:)
e.g. construct word and balanced formulae equ…
not: fossil fuels provide both energy and…
2. Place subtitles where applicable
3. Bibliography: where possible, cite references or links so people can chase up further info. This tool might come in handy, where you fill in a form and it generates a Harvard style bib : http://www.neilstoolbox.com/bibliography-creator/

[[bibliography]]
: label : full source reference - for the full source reference
[((bibcite label))] - for citations
[[/bibliography]]

4. Refer to Chemistry example pages where I have started
5. Adhere to page moderator notes.
6. Make sure you don't break locks (a page will be locked when someone else is editing it).
7. Place pictures to make it look pretty.
8. If the page is sufficiently long enough, use table of contents function at the top:

[[toc]]

Example:

[[toc]]
+++ Production of Materials
Contextual Outline:
Humans have always exploited their natural environment for all their needs including food, clothing and shelter. As the cultural development of humans continued, they looked for a greater variety of materials to cater for their needs.
The twentieth century saw an explosion in both the use of traditional materials and in the research for development of a wider range of materials to satisfy technological developments. Added to this was a reduction in availability of the traditional resources to supply the increasing world population.
Chemists and chemical engineers continue to play a pivotal role in the search for new sources of traditional materials such as those from the petrochemiscal industry. As the fossil organic reserves dwindle, new sources of the organic chemicals presently used in the design and production of new material sto replace those have been deemed no longer satisfactory for needs.

++++ Fossil Fuels
Fossil fuels provide both energy and raw materials such as ethylene, for the production of other substances

* Students Learn to:
 * [[[C.9.2.1.1 |Construct word and balanced formulae equations of chemical reactions as they are encountered]]][[footnote]] Chemical equations from experiments included [[/footnote]]
 * [[[C.9.2.1.2 |Identify the industrial source of ethylene from the cracking of some of the fractions from the refining of petroleum]]] [[footnote]] Catalysts and cracking methods [[/footnote]]
 * [[[C.9.2.1.3 |Identify that ethylene, because of the high reactivity of its double bond is readily transformed into many useful products]]]
 * [[[C.9.2.1.4 |Identify that ethylene serves as a monomer from which polymers are made]]][[footnote]] Ethylene may also form the base of polymerisation [[/footnote]]
 * [[[C.9.2.1.5 |Identify polyethylene as an addition polymer and explain the meaning of this term]]]
 * [[[C.9.2.1.6 |Outline the steps in the production of polyethylene as an example of a commericially and industrially important polymer]]]
 * Identify the following as commericially significant monomers by both their systematic and common names
  * [[[C.9.2.1.7 |Vinyl Chloride]]]
  * [[[C.9.2.1.8 |Syrene]]]

Page moderators

Flagging a page:

use the notes fuction:
[[note]]
insert note here
[[/note]]

Please issue a warning first and use the comments box to mark any changes you've made of someone else's work.

Regarding equations:

I STRONGLY suggest people learn some basic LaTeX since it is possible to insert mathematical equations into pages using it.

For example:

[[math]]
\frac{r^{3}}{T^{2}} = \frac{GM}{4\pi^{2}}
[[/math]]

should get you Kepler's Law of Periods:(1)
\begin{align} \frac{r^{3}}{T^{2}} = \frac{GM}{4\pi^{2}} \end{align}

For those that want their equation inline because you can save space that way: use the inline tags, as shown:

The equation of time dilation is: 
[[$ t_v = \frac{t_0}{\sqrt{1-\frac{v^2}{c^2}}} $]]

This would give:
"The equation of time dilation is:
$t_v = \frac{t_0}{\sqrt{1-\frac{v^2}{c^2}}}$"

Please be aware that, as shown above, if you put the equation inline, sometimes it'll be squished to fit the space.

There's a ton of stuff at:
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Mathematics#List_of_Mathematical_Symbols
that you people can learn.

So, have fun! - Richard

Collapsible Text Blocks

Just a way to put in some extra information that's relevant but not exactly part of the page.

[[collapsible]]
Some text to show/hide.
[[/collapsible]]

[[collapsible show="+ show me the hidden content" hide="- hide this content"]]
Some text to show/hide.
[[/collapsible]]

[[collapsible hideLocation="both"]]
some
very
very
...
long
text
[[/collapsible]]

Gotta Have em Chemical Equations:

Chemistry Students:

Haven’t you wondered how to get those specialized symbols into your word-processing documents? If you have the Lucida Sans Unicode font installed (check the font list in Word) you are in luck.

When you want to insert a symbol, click on the Insert menu and choose Symbol. In the font box select Lucida Sans Unicode. You will see a very rich selection of specialized characters available for use. Here are a few that might be useful.

⇌ equilibrium symbol code no. 21CC

¯ anion charge 00AF

° degree symbol 00b0

℃ degrees Celsius 2103

√ radical 221A

→ reaction arrow 2192

∆ increment 2206

≈ is approximately equal to 2248

Now, here is an even easier way to get the equilibrium symbol. With the cursor at the insertion point where you want the symbol to appear, type 21cc, then press ALT and X simultaneously. If you have the Lucida Sans Unicode font available, this will type the equilibrium symbol without going to the insert symbol menu. This method will work with any of the symbols above, substituting the appropriate code before typing ALT+X.

Source: http://web.centre.edu/shiba/Chemistry%20Symbols%20in%20Word1.htm thanks to Luke for mentioning this!

PS: Why did they ditch BBCode for this? It's so crazee