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Which Science Requires the Most Memorization?

  1. Nov 26, 2014 #1
    Are biology and chemistry the most memory-heavy sciences?

    I took them in high school, but not in college (yet). It feels like math has much less memory involved, but I haven't taken higher maths yet, so don't really know either.

    How memory-heavy would you guys say the sciences are relative to each other when people go into majors in them?
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  3. Nov 26, 2014 #2


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    Field specific jargon? They're all about equal. Basic principles? Again, about equal. Memory load on the "learning curve?" Personal opinion is the life sciences (maybe geology) due to the incredible amount of jargon that has to be accumulated before "basic principles" can be applied to organizing the jargon for actual analytical thinking/applications.
  4. Nov 27, 2014 #3


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    As far as the classes I've taken in college so far, biology requires the most memorization. Until now I really have tried to memorize anything in chemistry, just understanding concepts and math. VSEPR is the only part I'm really having to work to memorize. Mostly because it doesn't make any sense to me.
    Physics and Calculus are more just problem solving and understanding what is going on and what is logical.
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