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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. When did Mitchell Feigenbaum meet Michael Barnsley at a conference in Corsica?
2. What occurs at higher velocities where eddies or small packets of fluid particles form leading to lateral mixing?
(a) Turbulent flow.
(b) Chaos theory.
(c) Theoretical physics.
(d) Momentum diffusion.
3. When was Albert Libchaber born?
4. If a system is in what state, then the recently observed behavior of the system will continue into the future?
5. Albert Libchaber's results in his work with helium paralleled what equation that relates the pressure, viscosity, velocity, density of a fluid?
(a) The Navier-Stokes equation.
(b) Bifurcation theory.
(c) Chaos theory.
(d) Cosmic arrhythmias.
6. Where did Albert Libchaber earn a M.S. degree in physics?
(a) The University of Illinois.
(b) The University of Bonn.
(c) The Ecole Normale Supérieure.
(d) The University of Chicago.
7. When was Mitchell Feigenbaum offered a post at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico to study turbulence in fluids?
8. Who is attributed with the following quote from Chapter 6, "Universality": "The iterating of these lines brings gold; the framing of this circle on the ground brings whirlwinds, tempests, thunder and lightning"?
(a) Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
(b) Mitchell Feigenbaum.
(c) Dr. Faustus.
(d) Lewis F. Richardson.
9. What is the atomic number of helium?
10. What will drain rapidly from large-scale motions to small-scale motions?
11. What science deals with the visible, orderly outcomes of self-organization and the common principles behind similar patterns?
(a) Theoretical physics.
(c) Pattern formation.
(d) Fluid dynamics.
12. 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.
13. At what institution did Albert Libchaber become a professor of physics in 1991?
(a) The Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
(c) Princeton University.
(d) Harvard University.
14. What is a lossy compression method for digital images based on fractals?
(a) Information theory.
(b) Fractal compression.
(c) Period doubling bifurcation.
(d) Cosmic arrhythmias.
15. When did Albert Libchaber win the Wolf Prize in Physics?
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the most abundant element in the universe?
2. When did Albert Libchaber join the faculty at The Rockefeller University?
3. What is a measure of the resistance of a fluid which is being deformed by either shear stress or tensile stress?
4. Where was Heinz-Otto Peitgen born?
5. What book did Michael Barnsley publish in 1988?
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