Taking physics I end up seeing the connection between equations and how most of the time certain topics end up only needing 3-4 essential equations depending on the system and etc. However, I do believe it takes rigourious work to attain these connections. What are your work habits like in studying for physics? Do you read all the details? For me I usually only read the bold letters, the equations and try the problems and go back to the text and try to make the connection between the class lecture and the textbook problems. What about you guys?