File of quiz questions for QUIZ.EXE
26 questions
1. Chaos in a mechanical system is most
easily visualized in a plot of
A: velocity versus position
B: position versus time
C: velocity versus time
D: potential energy versus position
Ref: A
2. In a linear oscillator, the
restoring force
A: obeys Hooke's law
B: is proportional to the cube of x
C: is proportional to the sine of x
D: is zero
Ref: B
3. A flexible rod supported at the base
has
A: 3 equilibrium positions
B: 2 equilibrium positions
C: 1 equilibrium position
D: no equilibrium position
Ref: C
4. The Van der Pol equation illustrates
A: a limit cycle
B: a strange attractor
C: a random fractal
D: a cellular automaton
Ref: D
5. The orbit of an object trapped in an
inverse square-law force field is
A: elliptical
B: chaotic
C: circular
D: linear
Ref: E
6. The motion of a charged particle in
a magnetic field may be chaotic if the
field
A: has an X-point
B: is large
C: is uniform
D: diverges
Ref: F
7. The orbits in the Lorenz attractor
A: never cross
B: are periodic
C: diverge
D: approach a limit cycle
Ref: G
8. The Rossler attractor comes from
A: three differential equations
B: two differential equations
C: a single differential equation
D: two difference equations
Ref: H
9. Prior to the onset of chaos, one
often observes
A: successive period doublings
B: successive frequency doublings
C: a decrease in frequency
D: a decrease in amplitude
Ref: I
10. The predator-prey problem is
described by
A: two nonlinear equations
B: one linear equation
C: one nonlinear equation
D: two linear equations
Ref: J
11. The interior region of the Chirikov
map corresponds to a pendulum that
A: swings back and forth
B: swings around in a circle
C: stops at the top of its orbit
D: does not move
Ref: K
12. The Henon map illustrates a
A: strange attractor
B: limit cycle
C: fixed point
D: diffusion process
Ref: L
13. A strange attractor is an example of
a
A: deterministic fractal
B: basin of attraction
C: limit cycle
D: random fractal
Ref: M
14. The boundary between regions of the
Mandelbrot set is a
A: fractal
B: strange attractor
C: limit cycle
D: fixed point
Ref: N
15. Interesting Julia sets come from
near the boundary of the
A: Mandelbrot set
B: Henon map
C: Chirikov map
D: Weierstrass function
Ref: O
16. In a diffusion process, the average
distance a particle moves from its
origin in time t is
A: proportional to square root of t
B: constant
C: proportional to t
D: proportional to t squared
Ref: P
17. The distribution of notes in music
most closely resembles
A: 1/f noise
B: white noise
C: brown noise
D: 1/f squared noise
Ref: Q
18. A snowflake most closely resembles a
A: deterministic fractal
B: random fractal
C: strange attractor
D: cellular automaton
Ref: R
19. The dimension of a fractal is
usually
A: not an integer
B: 1
C: 2
D: 3
Ref: S
20. An iterated function system uses a
group of
A: linear affine maps
B: strange attractors
C: cellular automata
D: differential equations
Ref: T
21. A coupled-map lattice provides an
example of
A: spatio-temporal chaos
B: percolation
C: self-organized criticality
D: diffusion
Ref: U
22. Mixing illustrates
A: sensitivity to initial conditions
B: an iterated function system
C: white noise
D: a strange attractor
Ref: V
23. The diffusion of a liquid through
a lattice is an example of
A: percolation
B: a cellular automaton
C: an anaglyph
D: a strange attractor
Ref: W
24. A cellular automaton is a pattern
governed by
A: local rules
B: global behavior
C: differential equations
D: human intervention
Ref: X
25. The game of life illustrates a
A: cellular automaton
B: strange attractor
C: limit cycle
D: deterministic fractal
Ref: Y
26. Anaglyphs provide the illusion of
three dimensions by the use of
A: a pair of colors
B: polarized light
C: a perspective drawing
D: illumination and shadows
Ref: Z