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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. 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?
(a) Gradient.
(b) Oscillation.
(c) Fractal.
(d) Revolutions.

4. What will drain rapidly from large-scale motions to small-scale motions?
(a) Viscosity.
(b) Fractal.
(c) Turbulence.
(d) Energy.

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) Period doubling bifurcation.
(b) The Navier-Stokes equation.
(c) Software visualization.
(d) Dynamic equilibrium.

Short Answer Questions

1. From what institution did Albert Libchaber earn his Ph.D.?

2. Through this work on the study of quantum behavior of superfluid helium, Albert Libchaber invented what?

3. How old was Mitchell Feigenbaum when he was offered a post at the Los Alamos National Laboratory?

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

5. In what year did Mitchell Feigenbaum complete his doctorate with a thesis on dispersion relations?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the Taylor-Couette flow defined?

2. Whose results did Albert Libchaber inadvertently recreate in Chapter 7, "The Experimenter"?

3. What is the Taylor vortex flow and when does it emerge?

4. Describe the Julia set. How is it related to the Fatou set?

5. How is Mitchell Feigenbaum described? What was his early life like, according to the author?

6. How had Albert Libchaber gained fame in his career, according to the author in Chapter 7, "The Experimenter"?

7. Describe the Mandelbrot set. To what it is closely related?

8. Who is Michael Barnsley? How is his early career described in Chapter 8, "Images of Chaos"?

9. How are Feigenbaum constants defined?

10. Describe the career of Heinz-Otto Peitgen. Where is Peitgen from?

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