Saturday, June 07, 2008

Mnemonics in your life !!

Well, all of us would have used mnemonics to remember important things during education or job or elsewhere !! You know..when you accidentally recollect some of them, it's so much fun!! Orae Malarum Ninaivugal!!

Well, why not initiate a tag and pass on the pleasure !!

Okay..recollect what mnemonic or abbreviations that you created or used to remember important things in your life. Try giving out 3 of them !!

Let me give mine!!

1. OILRIG: I am in a biochemical toxicology lab and I am supposed to know what is oxidation and what is reduction in terms of electrons. I can never remember how many ever times I learn, until I started used OILRIG- Oxidation Is Loss of electrons and Reduction Is Gain of electrons

2. During my bachelors in pharmacy,when you prepare medicines, using 2 phases, in class, they are in different forms such as emulsion, aerosol etc.

When 2 different phases (dispersed phase or continuous phase) are mixed together, the resulting product has a different outcome. For eg: when a liquid is mixed with a liquid, its an "emulsion". When a solid is mixed with solid it is called "solid sol" whereas when a solid is mixed with gas, it forms aerosol..

It was tough to remember. I created a tune to remember this. It goes like this

solid + solid = solid sol (laala laala laala laa)
solid liquid sol (laala laala laa)
solid gas aerosol (laala la laaalaa)
liquid solid gel (laala laala laa)
liquid liquid emulsion (laala laala laalaalaa)
liquid gas liquidaerosol (..)
gas solid solid foam (..)
gas liquid foam (..)
gas gas n/a (..)

3. Do you remember how electrons fill in the orbital s, p,d, f.
Somehow, I had to use that in every stage of life though I do not belong to that field at all. So, I memorized that like a song !!
1s-2s-2p-3s-3d-4p-5s-3s-4d-5p-6s.

Well, such mnemonics were not unusual even in olden days. I remember my paati singing thiruvaaimozhi (4000 divyaprabhandham) and end with the first syllable of every stanza .."the author"thiruvadigale charanam (say like thirumangaiaazwar thiruvadigale charanam)
And that is how I remember the few songs that I picked up from her !!

Well, I tag Subha, Prabu Karthik, Arun, Badhri

Okay.. neenga sollunga..I will try to understand your mnemonics of your field :)-

10 comments:

யாத்திரீகன் said...

நல்ல வேலை நான் பிழைத்துக்கொண்டேன் .. :-) ... இந்த படிப்பு சமாசாரத்தை பத்தியெல்லாம் கேட்டா எப்படி நியாபகம் இருக்கும், இஸ்கூல்-லயே இப்படி படிச்சதில்ல, இதுல காலேஜ், வேலை இடம்லாம் .. நாங்க திருந்தலையே :-D

Badhri said...

Tag acknowledged. But I will respond at Droplets. Overtea is for serious discussions.

Badhri said...

Your request needs some thinking, but got done with an easier one and counter tagged you.

8 facts about you. More details @ droplets

Priya Venkatakrishnan said...

ayoo sendhil..ungala ippadi marandhu poveno!!somehow marandhuten!! paravailla nyabagam vandhaa neengalum ezhuthunga:)-

badhri,
enna kodumai sir idhu :)-
8 factaa..adhukku enga poven !!

Badhri said...

umm...how about Walmart? They say everything we need is in Walmart, don't they?

Zeppelin said...

ayyyoooo...sathiyama enakku edhuvume nyabagam varala... have been thinking about this now and then, since you tagged me.

and the other 8 things tag, I think I already did that quite sometime back. grrr... thedi paakaren.. :D

Anonymous said...

solid + solid = solid sol (laala laala laala laa)
solid liquid sol (laala laala laa)
solid gas aerosol (laala la laaalaa)
liquid solid gel (laala laala laa)
liquid liquid emulsion (laala laala laalaalaa)
liquid gas liquidaerosol (..)
gas solid solid foam (..)
gas liquid foam (..)
gas gas n/a (..)

---I think indha pnemonia vechi chi mneminics vechu easya laala laala pattern gyabagam vechikalam. Otherwise formulavai vida kashtama iruku!

Priya Venkatakrishnan said...

pb..
ethanai kaalam dhan anonaa vandhu emaatha (try) poreenga:)-

well, laaala laala ellam nyabagam vechuka sangeetha nyaanam venum :)-

Anonymous said...

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Ganguly

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Yaaanai namma mela okkaaandha
namma gaaali

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