Mr. Z.'s Physics Class

Felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas
Lucky is the one who has been able to learn the causes of things. -Vergil, Georgicon 2.490




Notes and Definitions

List of Graded Assignments

Website Instructions

Grading Policy (pdf)

Review Quizzes

Welcome to Mr. Z.'s Physics Wiki! On this web site, you can find class notes, homework assignments, and links to interesting physics resources on the web. You can also use this web site to leave messages for Mr. Z. and your fellow physics students, or to write your own notes and study materials that your classmates can then benefit from.

To get started, you may want to look at the Syllabus (pdf), which gives a general overview of what we'll be studying in this course. Or, if you're setting up a username on the site for yourself (you only need this if you're in one of my classes), you can go to Getting Started.

Class notes, and things like the data collected in class, are posted in the lesson plans on the Calendar.

If you're looking for Unitary, here are the rules (pdf), and here is a more detailed description, with files you can print to make your own cards.

If you're a teacher who is interested in using the material on this page, you could start by reading Note to Teachers. Unless otherwise noted, everything on this page is my original work. You're welcome to use, modify, and redistribute anything on this page in any way that you wish, provided that you don't try to charge money for it or include it in a curriculum package for sale. Information wants to be free!

Useful links:
Google (did you know that Google has a very featureful calculator feature, and that it also does unit conversions?)
Special characters for web pages
Online grapher
Other Mr. Z. pages
Electric /Gravitational Field Applet
Whistle Hole Calculator
Snow Monster


- - Fri, 8 Oct 2004 16:20:00 -0400
The test for next week is delayed until probably next Thursday. Don't worry about finishing tonight's homework, but give it your best shot. There's a massive note from me in Mr. Z.. Tomorrow I'll be handing out some concise and hopefully useful Linear Motion Notes. If you want the whole deal, look at Linear Motion Problems. I'm also looking for feedback on how well you feel you understand Motion Graph Notes, whether you're open to changing how homework is graded, and what you think of pop lab quizzes.