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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is a concept in mathematics where a fixed rule describes the time dependence of a point in a geometrical space?
(a) Oscillation.
(b) Dynamical system.
(c) Boundary layer.
(d) Pattern formation.

2. In control theory, a system is _____ if any of the roots of its characteristic equation has real part greater than zero.
(a) Changing.
(b) Stable.
(c) Unchanging.
(d) Unstable.

3. According to Gleick, Albert Libchaber had a similar background to who, living as a refugee during World War II?
(a) Benoit Mandelbrot.
(b) Leo Kadanoff.
(c) Michael Barnsley.
(d) Albert Libchaber.

4. In what year was Mitchell Feigenbaum awarded the Wolf Prize in Physics?
(a) 1977.
(b) 1980.
(c) 1983.
(d) 1986.

5. What mathematical term refers to a bifurcation in which the system switches to a new behavior with twice the period of the original system in a discrete dynamical system?
(a) Software visualization.
(b) Dynamic equilibrium.
(c) Period doubling bifurcation.
(d) The Navier-Stokes equation.

6. What refers to the spread of momentum between particles of matter, usually in the liquid state?
(a) Theoretical physics.
(b) Chaos theory.
(c) Momentum diffusion.
(d) Turbulent flow.

7. In fluid dynamics, what condition for viscous fluids states that at a solid boundary, the fluid will have zero velocity relative to the boundary?
(a) No-slip condition.
(b) Chaos theory.
(c) Period doubling bifurcation.
(d) Momentum diffusion.

8. When was Heinz-Otto Peitgen born?
(a) 1939.
(b) 1948.
(c) 1942.
(d) 1945.

9. Who is attributed with the following quote in Chapter 5, "Strange Attractors": "Big whorls have little whorls which feed on their velocity, and little whorls have lesser whorls and so on to viscosity"?
(a) Lewis F. Richardson.
(b) Mitchell Feigenbaum.
(c) Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
(d) Harry L. Swinney.

10. In vector calculus, what refers to a vector field that points in the direction of the greatest rate of increase of the scalar field, and whose magnitude is the greatest rate of change?
(a) Cantor dust.
(b) Gradient.
(c) Boundary layer.
(d) Euclidean space.

11. Who along with Heinz-Otto Peitgen studied phase transitions, nonmagnetization and magnetization in materials and their picture of those boundaries showed the complex beauty that began to seem to natural?
(a) Feigenbaum.
(b) Kadanoff.
(c) Richter.
(d) Mandelbrot.

12. Who began to call the global construction of fractals "the chaos game" according to the author in Chapter 8, "Images of Chaos"?
(a) Conrad Aiken.
(b) Leo Kadanoff.
(c) Albert Libchaber.
(d) Michael Barnsley.

13. Who was a German writer, pictorial artist, biologist, theoretical physicist, and polymath?
(a) Harry Swinney.
(b) Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
(c) Jean Racine.
(d) Gustav Mahler.

14. Where was Heinz-Otto Peitgen born?
(a) Johannesburg, South Africa.
(b) Nimbin, Australia.
(c) N├╝mbrecht, Germany.
(d) Warsaw, Poland.

15. When did Albert Libchaber win the Wolf Prize in Physics?
(a) 1955.
(b) 1986.
(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. Albert Libchaber graduated with a bachelor degree in mathematics from what institution?

3. Albert Libchaber made the first experimental observation of the _____ that leads to chaos and turbulence in convective Rayleigh-Benard systems.

4. What is a sub-discipline of fluid mechanics that deals with the natural science of fluids (liquids and gases) in motion?

5. What exists when a reversible reaction ceases to change its ratio of reactants/products, but substances move between the chemicals at an equal rate, meaning there is no net change?

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