viernes, 16 de diciembre de 2016

MNEMONICS

Seven deadly sins: PEAS 'Ave GLu: Pride, Envy, Anger, Sloth, Avarice, Gluttony, Lust
or SLAP EGG; Sloth, Lust, Anger, Pride, Envy, Gluttony, Greed

Trigonometry: Some Officers Have Cool Old Horses To Order Around - Sine: Opposite/Hypotenuse, Cosine: Adjacent/Hypotenuse, Tangent: Opposite/Adjacent


Π    Pi: How I'd like a drink, alcoholic in nature, after the heavy lectures involving quantum mechanics!
En español: Sol y luna y cielo proclaman al divino autor del cosmos.
(Count the letters in each word to receive each digit of the irrational constant; it's infinite, but these are enough decimals!).

E(uler's number): We require a mnemonic to remember e whenever we scribble maths.
(Count the letters in each word to receive each digit of the irrational constant; it's infinite, but these are enough decimals!).

To screw and/or unscrew most screws, lightbulbs, jam jars, et al.: Righty tighty, lefty loosey.

Time change at the equinoxes: Spring forwards, fall backwards (switch the clock one hour forwards in springtime and one hour backwards in autumn).

Planets of the Solar System: My Very Excellent Mother Just Served Us Nuts (Nachos, Natto...)
or Mary's Violet Eyes Made Jack Stay Up Nights: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune.

Camels: a Bactrian's back is shaped like a capital B, while a Dromedary's back is shaped like a capital D.

Plant genitals: StaMEN, male; StigMA, female.

In karstic and ice caves: StalaCTITES hang like TIGHTS on a line from the Ceiling, StalaGMITES stay like dust MITES on the Ground.

Redox reactions: OIL-RIG: Oxidation is Loss, Reduction is Gain
or LEO goes GER: Loss of Electrons is Oxidation, Gain of Electrons is Reduction
or OXen going UP the slope, RED blood flowing DOWN the slope

Electronic Colour Code: Bad Boys Rape Our Young Girls But Violet Goes Willingly for Gold or Silver (Black, Brown, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet, Gray, White, Gold, Silver).

Great Lakes: HOMES (Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior)
or (in size order) SuperHeroes Must Eat Oats
or (from west to east) SuperMan Helps Every One

Continents (the Americas separated, and all As sorted by first two initials): Eat AN ASpirin AFter AUgmenting Noah's Ship (Europe, Antarctica, Asia, Africa, Australasia, North America, South Am.)

Mesozoic era: Their Joints Creak (Triassic, Jurassic, Cretaceous)

Henry VIII's queens (in order):
Their names: Kate, Anne, Jane, Anne, Kate, Kate.
Their fates: Divorced, beheaded, and died; divorced, beheaded, survived.

Large Roman numbers: Lazy Cats Drink Milk (50, 100, 500, 1000; it also helps that 100 is Cien in Spanish, while 1000 is Mil).

Order of operations in Maths: PEMDAS (Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction). In Spanish, it would be PEMDSuR (Suma and Resta being the two last operations).

Cranial nerves (in order): OLd OPen OCeans TROuble TRIbesmen ABout Fish VEnom Giving VArious ACute/SPlitting Headaches (Olfactory, Optic, Oculomotor, Trochlear, Trigeminal, Abducens, Facial, Auditory, Glossopharyngeal, Vagus, Spinal accesory, Hypoglossal);
-for their function (in the same order): Some Say Marry Money, But My Brother Says Big Boobs Matter More (S: Sensory, M: Motor, B: Both).

Balkan countries: Slow Crow, BoH Mo, Albus Mac Dumbledore (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Moldova, Albania, FYR Macedonia).

Twelve Apostles: John And(rew) Nate Fill(Phil) Tom's Mat(t) with 2 Simons (one of them is Peter), 2 Jamies, and 2 Judases (one of them is Iscariot).

Spelling DIARRHEA: Dash In A Really Rapid Hurry; Else Accident!

Seafaring markers: (There's) Red port left (portside is on the left and corresponds to red markers).
When sailing AGAINST the direction of the channel, the mnemonic is Red, Right, Return (then the red markers are on the starboard/right side).

Lunar phases:
Spanish: En el hemisferio norte (ej. España) la luna miente: tiene forma de C cuando Disminuye y de D cuando Crece. En el hemisferio sur (ej. Argentina), las fases lunares se invierten y la luna es sincera: tiene forma de C cuando Crece y de D cuando Disminuye.
Deutsch: Parenthesen oder Klammer: ( Klammer Auf, Aufnehmen/abnehmen (waning); ) Klammer Zu, Zunehmen (waxing).
DOC in the Northern hemisphere (where Snow White lived), COD in the Southern hemisphere (where there are lots of fish).

Spine vertebrae: Breakfast at 7, lunch at 12, tea at 5 pm (7 cervical, 12 thoracic, 5 lumbar vertebrae).




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