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

2. What is defined as a mess of disorder on all scales and is not stable?
(a) Energy.
(b) Turbulence.
(c) Fractal.
(d) Viscosity.

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

4. From what institution did Albert Libchaber earn his Ph.D.?
(a) The University of Bonn.
(b) The Ecole Normale Supérieure.
(c) The University of Chicago.
(d) The University of Illinois.

5. In what year did Mitchell Feigenbaum complete his doctorate with a thesis on dispersion relations?
(a) 1965.
(b) 1970.
(c) 1955.
(d) 1960.

Short Answer Questions

1. When was Albert Libchaber born?

2. Who is attributed with the following quote from Chapter 8, "Images of Chaos": "What else, when chaos draws all forced inward to shape a single leaf"?

3. At what institution did Albert Libchaber become a professor of physics in 1991?

4. When was Harry L. Swinney born?

5. Albert Libchaber graduated with a bachelor degree in mathematics from what institution?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does the author describe the evolution of chaos in Chapter 8, "Images of Chaos"?

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

4. What problems did turbulence cause for physicists and scientists, according to the author in Chapter 5, "Strange Attractors"?

5. How are Feigenbaum constants defined?

6. How is the Taylor-Couette flow defined?

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

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

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

10. What interests in art and culture are described of Mitchell Feigenbaum in Chapter 6, "Universality"?

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