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Astronomy C10/Letters and Science C70U
Lauren BarthCohen, GSI
After the first midterm many students have come to me asking about study techniques and skills
for the next midterm and final.
Here are some thoughts about different study techniques.
Keep
in mind that some techniques may work better or worse depending on how you learn best.
This
list is only some suggestions, think about what has worked well for you in the past and keep
doing that!
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To learn the equations:
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Write a list of every equation you’ve seen in lecture, in the textbook and in
section.
o
Next to each equation write down what the symbols mean, i.e. M=Mass,
P=Period, etc.
o
Think about all the different times you’ve used the equations, textbook, hw
problem, section problems, etc., and think about all the different astronomy
situations in which a given equation might be useful.
For example, Wein’s Law
is used to calculate the temperature or peak wavelength of black bodies.
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