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I'm about to sit a QM exam.

In our exam, we are given a list of constants and integral identities.

No equations at all ... and that's an awful lot of equations for the 30ish hours of lectures we have had on the course.

Lecturer's reasoning is that we learned how to derive all the equations so we should be able to reproduce it if necessary.

Maybe for the smart students passionate about physics and the fundamental theory behind all of physics, but the proofs aren't anywhere easy for me, just the average student.

So now I'm less concerned about learning the content and application and more concerned about rote learning the equations (and proofs if possible) so that I can stand a chance in the exam. Then hope I can actually make some sense out of the equation should I reproduce it correctly so I can scrape some marks .. remembering/getting the equations aren't even worth any marks.

And that's over a dozen equations and functions I need to shove into my brain ASAP. I don't enjoy learning this way and it's stressing me out.

Is that what future physics study is all about? More about getting the theory than applying it?

I'm actually hating the course and the subject right now and considering dropping the entire physics component and just focus on engineering double.

And I can't believe the public think engineering is hard, it's nothing compared to the horrors of physics :grumpy:

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# Testing Equation sheets in exams

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