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Astronomy C10/Letters and Science C70U Lauren Barth-Cohen, 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! To learn the equations: o 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. o
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