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

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

3. In physics and fluid mechanics, what refers to the layer of fluid in the immediate vicinity of a bounding surface where effects of viscosity of the fluid are considered in detail?
(a) Boundary layer.
(b) Euclidean space.
(c) Cantor dust.
(d) Gradient.

4. 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) Gradient.
(b) Euclidean space.
(c) Boundary layer.
(d) Cantor dust.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. With whom did Harry Swinney perform experiments on the onset of turbulence for water in rotating cylinders?

2. From what institution did Heinz-Otto Peitgen earn his Ph.D.?

3. What occurs when a fluid flows in parallel layers, with no disruption between the layers?

4. What will drain rapidly from large-scale motions to small-scale motions?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is the definition of a bifurcation diagram?

4. How are the Navier-Stokes equations defined? For whom are they named?

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

6. What was Harry Swinney known for in Chapter 5, "Strange Attractors"? Where did his interests lie?

7. How does the author differentiate between theorists and experimentalists in Chapter 5, "Strange Attractors"?

8. Who was Johann Wolfgang von Goethe? For what great work is he most well known?

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

10. How did Barnsley's approach differ from that of Richter and Peitgen in Chapter 8, "Images of Chaos"?

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