What I do is think and organize “All possible forms of knowledge” in a particular area. I call this forming “Ontology” – Organization of Knowledge.
I learn by thinking.
I think in pictures. I employ Logic and Mathematics.
I find patterns and draw generalizations.
I organize the generalizations in an Ontology.
I consult books and Web only when I have a question.
Suppose, I am learning about Robot Manipulators.
I try to figure out “all of the possible forms of Manipulators” that a Robot might have. I think like a Physicist (Remember, Science is all about generalizations found in Nature.) and figure out “all of the possible forms of Manipulators” that a Robot might have.
I organize all of the possible forms of Manipulators in my own Ontology of Robotics.
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I learned this method
- partly from Physics and
- partly from Artificial Intelligence.
Physics tries to explain everything there is in this Universe in terms of a few fundamental laws.
But there are quite a few laws and it can be hard to see all the laws at once. Thinking in pictures and organizing in ontologies help me “see all at once”. I learned building Ontologies from Artificial Intelligence.
That’s – in brief – how I learn everything there is to know in a subject area.