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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 will be preserved if this equation determines the wave function?
2. What is a practical limit on the design of faster computers?
3. How do most discussions of time travel begin?
4. What kind of advanced development does Hawking predict for humanity?
5. What question does Hawking ask about extraterrestrials?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Hawking begin Chapter Four?
2. What is the main question concerning space-time, if one avoids philosophical discussion and focuses on the laws of physics?
3. What does Hawking think he can prove about space-time paths?
4. How many books are published a year, and what does Hawking have to say about the good ones?
5. How would black hole radiation occur?
6. What is the grandfather paradox?
7. What final thought does Hawking have about Star Trek and humanity, in the closing of Chapter 6?
8. What are wormholes?
9. What does much of the possibility of time travel depend upon?
10. What are three of the things Hawking declares have increased exponentially, doubling every forty years of less?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Using Chapter One as an informative text, write an essay on the early life of Albert Einstein. This essay must mark three important events of Einstein's life from 1879 to 1905. Be sure to elaborate on how these three details are connected to Einstein's future involvement in the scientific community.
Essay Topic 2
Describe the history of the equation E = mc2. What is the significance of this equation? Be sure to include a description of the following terms: energy, mass, relativity, and the speed of light.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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