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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through chapters 7-8.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In mathematics and statistics, a _____ is a quantity that serves to relate functions and variables using a common variable when such a relationship would be difficult to explicate with an equation.
(a) Divisor.
(b) Fraction.
(c) Paradigm.
(d) Parameter.

2. What paper did James Yorke publish in 1975 concerning chaos?
(a) "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions."
(b) "Period Three Implies Chaos."
(c) "Physical Review Letters."
(d) "Deterministic Nonperiodic Flow."

3. What mathematical theorem states that every simply connected, closed 3-manifold is homeomorphic to the 3-sphere?
(a) No-slip condition.
(b) Poincare conjecture.
(c) Fractal compression.
(d) Information theory.

4. What book did Michael Barnsley publish in 1988?
(a) The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.
(b) Fractals Everywhere.
(c) Deterministic Nonperiodic Flow.
(d) Physical Review Letters.

5. When did Albert Libchaber win the Wolf Prize in Physics?
(a) 1986.
(b) 1955.
(c) 1971.
(d) 1952.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Mitchell Feigenbaum attend for graduate study in electrical engineering but changed his area to physics?

2. What refers to a rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be split into parts, each of which is a reduced-size copy of the whole?

3. Where did Michael Barnsley earn his Ph.D.?

4. Who is quoted in Chapter 1, "The Butterfly Effect" as saying "Physicists like to think that all you have to do is say, these are the conditions, now what happens next?"

5. In Chapter 2, "Revolution," the author writes, "Professional scientists, given brief, uncertain glimpses of nature's workings, are no less vulnerable to anguish and confusion when they come face to face with" _______________?

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