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Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the author, "to play the chaos game quickly, you need a computer with a graphics screen and a random number generator, but in principle a sheet of paper and" what will work as well?
(a) A coin.
(b) A compass.
(c) A deck of cards.
(d) A pair of dice.

2. When was Harry L. Swinney born?
(a) 1912.
(b) 1924.
(c) 1939.
(d) 1907.

3. What science deals with the visible, orderly outcomes of self-organization and the common principles behind similar patterns?
(a) Thermodynamics.
(b) Pattern formation.
(c) Theoretical physics.
(d) Fluid dynamics.

4. Through this work on the study of quantum behavior of superfluid helium, Albert Libchaber invented what?
(a) Helium in a Box.
(b) Thermodynamics.
(c) Euclidean space.
(d) Fractal compression.

5. In fluid dynamics, what consists of a viscous fluid confined in the gap between two rotating cylinders?
(a) Laminar flow.
(b) The Taylor-Couette flow.
(c) Bifurcation cascade.
(d) Turbulent flow.

6. 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) Harry L. Swinney.
(b) Mitchell Feigenbaum.
(c) Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
(d) Lewis F. Richardson.

7. With whom did Harry Swinney perform experiments on the onset of turbulence for water in rotating cylinders?
(a) Dr. Faustus.
(b) Jerry Gollub.
(c) Gustav Mahler.
(d) Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

8. Albert Libchaber was a professor at what institution from 1983 to 1991?
(a) The University of Chicago.
(b) The University of Bonn.
(c) The University of Illinois.
(d) The Ecole Normale Supérieure.

9. When was Albert Libchaber born?
(a) 1927.
(b) 1922.
(c) 1916.
(d) 1934.

10. 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) Kadanoff.
(b) Richter.
(c) Mandelbrot.
(d) Feigenbaum.

11. At what institution did Albert Libchaber become a professor of physics in 1991?
(a) The Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
(b) Princeton University.
(c) Caltech.
(d) Harvard University.

12. Where was Mitchell Feigenbaum born?
(a) Hartford, Connecticut.
(b) Biloxi, Mississippi.
(c) New York, New York.
(d) Frankfort, Kentucky.

13. What occurs at higher velocities where eddies or small packets of fluid particles form leading to lateral mixing?
(a) Theoretical physics.
(b) Chaos theory.
(c) Momentum diffusion.
(d) Turbulent flow.

14. In mathematics, what refers to a map that exhibits some sort of chaotic behavior?
(a) Behavioral maps.
(b) Space-time maps.
(c) Chaotic maps.
(d) Stability maps.

15. When was Mitchell Feigenbaum born?
(a) 1947.
(b) 1949.
(c) 1944.
(d) 1959.

Short Answer Questions

1. What were used to address deep issues in theoretical physics according to the author in Chapter 8, "Images of Chaos"?

2. Who began to call the global construction of fractals "the chaos game" according to the author in Chapter 8, "Images of Chaos"?

3. What company did Michael Barnsley found in 1987?

4. 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?

5. What refers to the spread of momentum between particles of matter, usually in the liquid state?

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