For this boot camp (LAB6), I have enrolled for a Stats course, which has multiple formula. Is there an practical way to make those stick rather than rote learning them?

Here are some practical ways to remember the formulas:

Where possible, derive the formula. Usually, it works very well in Physics. For Statistics, it might be hard to derive all the formulas but do try if possible.

Even if you can't derive, try to interpret the formula in terms of its intuitive meaning. E.g., in the standard deviation formula, we want a sense of the average of the absolute difference between each value of the random variable and the mean. So we take the square of the difference between the values and the mean to get rid of the sign, and then take average, and then the square root.

Similarly, any formula should be understood in terms of its intuitive meaning. Only then can you remember it

Finally, do a lot of problem solving. That will also firm up the understanding of the formulas.

Hi Ashok,

Here are some practical ways to remember the formulas:

Where possible, derive the formula. Usually, it works very well in Physics. For Statistics, it might be hard to derive all the formulas but do try if possible.

Even if you can't derive, try to interpret the formula in terms of its intuitive meaning. E.g., in the standard deviation formula, we want a sense of the average of the absolute difference between each value of the random variable and the mean. So we take the square of the difference between the values and the mean to get rid of the sign, and then take average, and then the square root.

Similarly, any formula should be understood in terms of its intuitive meaning. Only then can you remember it

Finally, do a lot of problem solving. That will also firm up the understanding of the formulas.

Thank you, Sir. That helps.