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Using the Eckerd Wiki in the Classroom

The Eckerd Wiki FAQ

Logging in, Creating Pages, Linking: Help:Creating Pages

Grading (using the history tab): Help:Grading

Adding Users: Help:Adding Users

Protecting Pages: Help:Protecting pages

Discussion Pages: Help talk:Contents (or the "discussion" tab at the top of the page)


Simple editing: Help:Editing

From the Wikimedia page:

A good examples page:

Building tables

From the Wikimedia page:

Two Column Example: Help:Two Col Test

Using footnotes

The Eckerd Wiki now has footnote capabilities!

From the Wikimedia page:


v=\lim _{{\Delta t\to 0}}{\frac  {\Delta x}{\Delta t}}\quad a=\lim _{{\Delta t\to 0}}{\frac  {\Delta v}{\Delta t}}

Range={\frac  {v_{0}^{2}\sin \theta _{0}}{g}}

Quadratic Formula

x={\frac  {-b\pm {\sqrt  {b^{2}-4ac}}}{2a}}

Constant Acceleration Formulas

x_{f}=x_{0}+v_{0}t+{\frac  {1}{2}}at^{2}


v_{f}^{2}=v_{0}^{2}+2a\Delta x

{\bar  v}={\frac  {v_{f}+v_{0}}{2}}

--Mbwheele (talk) 00:06, 18 September 2015 (EDT)

Using LaTeX for math formulas: Help:Using LaTex

Using images

A tutorial: Help:Pictures

From the Wikimedia page:

Gallery Example: Help:Gallery Example


Extensions are additions beyond the standard MediaWiki capabilities. Feel free to recommend extensions to Steve Weppner.

We have a poem extension for easy free verse formatting.

A better discussion extension has been added which adds the signature automatically. This is automatically used on all discussion pages.

We also have reference, Java, and Flash extensions (YouTube). For a complete list of extensions see Special:Version.

For chemistry we have recently added a neat Jmol extension.

Adding Google Documents

Here is the Google Extension tested

Adding Music


Adding PDF Files

Here is the testing pdf extension tested

Using templates

A quick tutorial: Help:Templates

Some examples: Help:Template Examples

Other questions asked of Eckerd Wiki System Operator

Converting to Wiki

There is a nice program to convert your webpage to Wiki format located here. To use it you must cut and paste your webpage source (html) into the box and then press the convert button. If your webpage has any pictures you must upload those pictures (using the same filename that the webpage uses) manually to the Wiki. This process has only been tested on simple webpages.--Weppnesp 08:31, 14 November 2007 (EST)

The Open Office word processor program (starting with version 2.4) exports to MediaWiki format. The Eckerd College Campus endorses the use of Open Office, contact ITS to get it installed on your computer. The webpage is here.

The First Law of Thermodynamics

Ideal Monatomic gas:

The work done by a gas when its volume increases by: dV=Adl is dW=PdV \Delta E=3/2 nR\Delta T

Special Processes in Carnot Engine Cycle: Contains 2 Isothermal Processes and 2 Adiabatic Processes


  • Simple Thermodynamic Processes and the First Law*

1.Isothermal (2): Gas is held at a constant Temperature T=constant \Delta T=0 makes \Delta E=0, so, Q=W

2.Adiabatic (2): No heat flows into or out of the gas Q=0, \Delta E=-W

3. Isobaric: Gas is held at a constant pressure P=constant, Q=\Delta E+W =\Delta E + P\Delta V

  • Molar Specific Heats for Gases*

Volume Constant: Q=nCv\Delta T

Pressure Constant: Q=nCp\Delta T

Cv=Mcv Cp=Mcp

(M= m/n in grams/mol)

4. Isovolumetric V=Constant, \Delta V=0 makes W=0, so Q=\Delta E


Entropy can be interpreted as a measure of the order or disorder of a system

\Delta S=Q/T (If temperature is constant)

dS=dQ/T (If temperature is not constant)

T= is in kelvin


Carnot Efficiency: e=W/Qh, =Qh-Ql/Qh, 1-Ql/Qh

Kelvin Temperatures for Carnot Cycle: e(ideal)=1-Tl/Th

Isothermal Process for a-b:

Wab=nRTh ln Vb/Va