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1. I mentioned this in the physics thread but no 1 replied...what is the best way of memorising equations? I have about 15 to memorise.
Help!
2. Read them over and over and over again and test yourself, worked for moi, I can still recall all equation i needed *looks proud*
3. my idea is to make stuff up 4 dem like the wavelength frequency 1 i do very funky lamb duh! and the power 1 paula (a friend) is violent works 4 me bad when u cant remember wat they mean though lol
4. The first way I learn mine is verbally - I learn how the equation sounds, and then it's easy to tell when trying to whisper to yourself in the exam the equations, which ones are right.

The second way I learn mine is just simply thinking about the units...

For instance: Pressure = Force / Area

Pressure is a unit of a force supplied over a given area. (i.e. F/A).

Also, pnemonics or acronyms.

Like V = I * R Or VIR - the latin for 'man'
P = I * V Or PIV - VIP backwards?
D = S * T Or Daylight-Saving-Time (you know, when the clocks change).

The fourth way is just to write them down over and over and over and over again... It not only means that you are concentrating, but also it reinforces the equation each time you write it, making you familiar with it in the exam...

All the best & good luck!

Henry
5. (Original post by henryt)
The first way I learn mine is verbally - I learn how the equation sounds, and then it's easy to tell when trying to whisper to yourself in the exam the equations, which ones are right.

The second way I learn mine is just simply thinking about the units...

For instance: Pressure = Force / Area

Pressure is a unit of a force supplied over a given area. (i.e. F/A).

Also, pnemonics or acronyms.

Like V = I * R Or VIR - the latin for 'man'
P = I * V Or PIV - VIP backwards?
D = S * T Or Daylight-Saving-Time (you know, when the clocks change).

The fourth way is just to write them down over and over and over and over again... It not only means that you are concentrating, but also it reinforces the equation each time you write it, making you familiar with it in the exam...

All the best & good luck!

Henry

6. Density = Mass / Volume

D = M / V

I remember it as: Drive = My / Van!
7. (Original post by Rosalily)
Density = Mass / Volume

D = M / V

I remember it as: Drive = My / Van!
These are the most effective ways to remember equations, especially for physics. If you try memorising them just by looking at them, you will find it real difficult!!!
8. I usually write them over and over and over and over...you get the idea.
9. Q = IT . (Charge = Current x Time) just remember the word "quit"
10. I make up anagrams like Force = Mass x Acceleration = F*** = My A**
11. I find acronyms to be the most useful for the formulas. For example, I currently have:

"Very Important Rabbit" for V=IR
"Quick Insects Talk" for Q=IT
12. for speed = distance/time
sidot
Acceleration = force/mass
aifom
density = mass/volume
dimov

the words spell out the equation, our physics teacher is always doing really weird stuff like that!! lol!
13. (Original post by xlouisedoll)
I find acronyms to be the most useful for the formulas. For example, I currently have:

"Very Important Rabbit" for V=IR
"Quick Insects Talk" for Q=IT
I find that doing little words or sentences just confuses me more, i prefer just to have the equations in front of me to learn, and thats it.
14. V=IR is easy for me to remember coz it's my name spelt in a different way VEER=VIR
15. (Original post by VeerHS)
V=IR is easy for me to remember coz it's my name spelt in a different way VEER=VIR

nice one!

I drive LDV so i can remember MDV(Mass=Density x Volume) easily and DST for (Distance=SpeedxTime) coz its the company name i work for!lol

charikaar
16. Mum drinks vodka
PIV
VIR
Very freaky lambs
17. Flashcards work really well- just cut out some pieces of paper and write the formulae on them- keep looking through them and get people to test you.
18. I did the same for the reactivity series in year 9:
Cooking Caesium
Potatos Potassium
Slowly Sodium
Cats Calcium

All Aluminium
Zebras Zinc
In Iron
Taiwan Tin

and there was another one for the lower reactivity elements... it clearly worked cos i can still remember it two years later!

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