The Universe in a Nutshell Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What would happen if energy escaped the black hole over time?

2. How does Hawking describe himself?

3. How can one find black holes?

4. What does the Schrodinger equation specify?

5. What is one hundred thousand times faster than evolution?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the main question concerning space-time, if one avoids philosophical discussion and focuses on the laws of physics?

2. What are three of the things Hawking declares have increased exponentially, doubling every forty years of less?

3. What might happen if we do not destroy ourselves?

4. How many books are published a year, and what does Hawking have to say about the good ones?

5. What are wormholes?

6. At what rate is the computational power of computers increasing, and what computational rate might they actually reach?

7. How do cosmic strings relate to space-time?

8. What is the Schrodinger equation?

9. How would black hole radiation occur?

10. What partially restores determinism and why?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Hawking's formulation of the Chronology Projection Conjecture is an important topic in Chapter Five. Write an essay that summarizes what the Chronology Projection Conjecture is, how it was formulated, and what its function is now.

Essay Topic 2

Hawking discusses the concept of brane worlds at length. Since brane worlds are a very difficult and far-reaching topic, write an essay that seeks to succinctly summarize the concept of brane worlds and their relationship with humans.

Essay Topic 3

Expound on Einstein's involvement, direct or indirect, in WWII. Be sure to discuss the relationship between scientific discovery and practical use. Analyze The Manhattan Project as an example of science and its utilization.

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