Are you getting rich off of those ads on the web site?
No way! I am currently spending about $100/year to maintain the website. The year ending 2005 was the first year since 1997 (when I started the website) that I actually broke even!
How can I get in touch with you?
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You have a few alternatives... if you're a student of mine, the best way is to see me in class. Otherwise, send me an email at email@example.com . All of the ways to contact me can be found at (you guessed it!) the Communications page on the website.
What are your credentials?
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I have been teaching high school physics in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada for the Edmonton Catholic School Board since 1996. I graduated from the University of Alberta with my Bachelors in Education (with Distinction) in 1996. My major was Physical Sciences and my minor was Math. This follows from my life long love of the sciences. I am a memeber in good standing of the Alberta Teachers Association Science Council, and former member of the American Association of Physics Teachers (former because the annual membership dues were a bit expensive!). I have been a contributing author to two published articles, was a primary author and editor of the Edmonton Catholic Schools Physics 20 Common Exam, marked diploma exams on several occassions, taught diploma prep courses for Castlerock Research and Lifelong Learning since 2001, wrote the online version of Physics 20 & 30 for Edmonton Catholic Schools, teach Physics 30 in summer school, field tested for the new Physics 20 & 30 programs, edited the new version of the Science 30 text, and always eat my vegetables at supper.
Are we allowed to ask you questions about a practice problem in a book, and are you allowed to answer.
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You can ask me about questions in a book, but I will only help you... not give you the entire answer. I hope that by pointing you in the right direction you will be able to answer the question yourself.
I was looking for where you taught just to make sure that the curriculum that this website is based on is the same(similar?) to where i am going to school, thanks:)
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I am a teacher in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Although curriculum will vary from province to province (or state!), the concepts are the same in physics no matter where you live. So, for example, if you are studying projectile motion, you can be assured that my notes on the topic are just fine. What you need to be aware of is that different teachers in different classrooms will place different emphasis on topics. Also, the order that the material is taught in may be different.
What text and edition to you use and is the site geared directly toward it ?
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The text that you see references to at the bottom of each page of notes (Section x.x) is the textbook Pearson Physics (2009). This edition was specifically created for the Alberta curriculum, and is also used in the NWT. It is currently out of stock on Amazon (amzn.to/X5vc1c). I reference the sections in the textbook so that people that are studying in Alberta can reference the material they are reading in the textbook more easily.
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