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2008 FEUERBACH Tossups by Ohio State
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In crystal field theory, weak field ligands produce the high type of this property and intersystem crossing from a doublet state to a triplet state in phosphorescence occurs due to a change in this property. It confers an intrinsic dipole moment to the nucleus, resulting in hyperfine structure and the interaction between an external magnetic field. The magnetic dipole moment it produces is the cause of the Zeeman effect. Particles can be described by either Bose-Einstein statistics or Fermi-Dirac statistics depending upon the value of this property. For 10 points, what is this property that represents a particle's angular momentum and according to the Pauli exclusion principle cannot be the same for electrons in the same orbital.
Answer: spin
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In one episode, the narrator refuses to take a purse because he doesn't think there is enough money in it, but doesn't look inside until he is ready to leave. Taking place at the post office, the purse is touched to red-hot tongs before it is left. The narrator's name may refer to the author's uncle Henry, and the largest section is the tale of he and three friends who camp in the Eppling Forest. Despite the fact that the author was only five years old during the described events, it is rich with detail about the calamity which struck London. For 10 points, name this 1722 novel, narrated by "H.F." and written by Daniel Defoe.
Answer: A Journal of the Plague Year
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The composer named his villa after this composition. The title objects can be found in four sites at different times of day, the first of which shows the influence of Debussy. That section is set with children plaing inthe Villa Borghese in the daytime; the others are in the Catacombs, the Appian Way , and the Janiculum at night. That section includes the recorded song of a nightingale. For 10 points, name this second part of a trilogy about the capital of Italy by Ottorini Resphighi.
Answer: the Pines of Rome [or Pini di Roma]
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At one point in this work, a character asks what the difference is between "carrying and being carried, of leading and being led, seeing and being seen." Its namesake dilemma refers to the question of whether the gods love that which is pious because it is pious, or that which is pious is pious because it is loved by the gods. The action begins when the title character comes to the Chief Archon to prosecute his father for accidentally killing a hired hand, encountering Socrates lingering about. For 10 points, name this Platonic dialogue.
Answer: Euthyphro
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The first extant example, Paleophragmodictya, contained a reticulated net of megascleres reminiscent of the modern hexactinellid variety and they compose the basal branch of metazoans. Some species can form internal buds known as gemmules and they posses three main body plans, the Asconoid, Syconoid, and Leuconoid. The genus Aplysina can be affected by red band syndrome, and water flow through ostia is achieved by flagella located on choanocytes. Members posses a gelatinous matrix called mesoglea which houses collagenous skeletal elements as well as calcareous and siliceous spicules. For 10 points, name this animal phylum possessing characteristic pores through which water is drawn.
Answer: Sponges or Porifera
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The first group by this name was founded in the fourth century by Lu-shan Hui-yuan. In the twelfth century, it was revived by Mao Tzu-yuan around a combination of Zen meditation and Pure Land practice. Government embezzlment of the money earmarked to fund troops crushing this group's namesake rebellion allowed that rebellion to spread; like the later Boxer Rebellion, this uprising protested foreign influence within the Ching Dynasty. For 10 points, name this society, named after a traditional Buddhist symbol, that rebelled against the Chinese government in the late eighteenth century.
Answer: White Lotus Society (accept Pai-lien tsung)
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Indira and Rajiv Ghandi and Jawaharwal Nehru are the only three-generation grouping to have appeared on it. Founded by Lawrence Spivak on the Mutual Broadcasting Network, it moved to its current home in 1987. The most frequent guest has been Bob Dole, and moderators have included Chris Wallace and Derrick Utley, before the previous moderator started in 1991and it expanded to an hour in 1992. For ten points, name this staple of the NBC Sunday morning, hosted by Tom Brokaw after the death of Tim Russert.
Answer: Meet the Press
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An author's note explains the setting and equipment the speaker used, comparing it to a womb. Personal pronouns referring to the speaker are unstressed in the first line which might stress the unimportance of the speaker to the "State." Taking place at 31,000 feet, the narrator wakes to find himself under attack. The implement referred to in the last line used steam for cleaning. For 10 points, name this five line poem where the speaker "woke to black flak and nightmare fighters," and was "washed. . out of the turret with a hose," by Randell Jarrell.
Answer: "The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner"
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Their father's marriage to Lady Eleanor Talbot led to the Titulus Regius. As a result, they were stopped on the way from Ludlow Castle and placed into their most famous location. Lambert Simbell and Perkin Warbeck claimed to be one of these two. Ordered buried in Westminster Abbey by King Charles II, subsequent research has failed to confirm their identities. Sir Thomas More claimed that John Dighton, Miles Forest, and James Tyrell killed them, but Richard III is the most famous possibility. For 10 points, give the collective name of Edward V and his brother Richard, locked in their titular location in 1483.
Answer: Princes in the Tower (prompt on either or both of their names)
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His graduate degrees were in German because Columbia didn't have a program in his chosen field at the time. Among his early projects were work with Tony Tillohash of the Carlisle Indian School on Southern Paiute, and the book Time Perspective in Aboriginal American Culture. His most famous accomplishment, developed with one of his students and set down largely after his death, is the idea that a group's spoken language influences its thinking and culture. For 10 points, name this Polish-American linguist who formulated that idea with his firefighter student, Benjamin Whorf.
Answer: Edward Sapir
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It began to form at 1.5 minutes, prior to the completion of neutron decay and in muon-catalyzed fusion it captures a muon to enter an excited state. As a consequence of transition state theory, its presence can slow down a reaction by a factor of six, a phenomenon known as its primary kinetic effect. Gilbert Lewis published 26 papers on its separation and properties while lamps of this type utilize the stable arc discharge of a gas to produce electromagnetic radiation in the UV region. Due to its magnetic moment and spin, solvents containing it appear invisible in proton NMR. For 10 points, a proton, neutron, and electron collectively compose what isotope of hydrogen that, along with tritium, forms the basis of the most prevalent fusion reaction used to generate nuclear power.
Answer: deuterium or hydrogen-2 (prompt on isotope of hydrogen)
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Numbers that generate primes using a certain prime generating polynomial are known as his lucky numbers and Gauss proved this man's law of quadratic reciprocity. His product formula can be used along with the Riemann zeta function to prove the infinitude of primes and he proposed a value of pi squared over 6 as the solution to Mengoli's Basel problem. He demonstrated why it was impossible to transverse the Pregel river using each of the seven bridges of Koningsberg only once and his identity, e to the i times pi equals negative 1, contains several symbols he popularized. For 10 points, name this Swiss mathematician, after whom the base of the natural log is named.
Answer: Leonhard Paul Euler
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Buried in the Bide-a-Wee Cemetary in Nassau County, New York, he was a gift from Lou Carrol. His most famous moment took place in El Capitan, California, on an occasion in which his owner mentioned his Oldsmobile and his wife's "respectable Republican cloth coat." He would never have been famous if not for an $18,000 donation alleged to have been stolen by his owner in 1952. For 10 points, name this cocker spaniel, a gift to Tricia and Julie, subject of the speech that kept Richard Nixon on the Eisenhower Presidential ticket.
Answer: Checkers
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One of her works is a mystery novel, set in New York, where the identity of the murderer is revealed midway through. In addition to Duplicate Keys, her works include characters like Mrs. Loraine Walker and Earl Butz the hog, who eats and eats until the building he is kept in is destroyed. Her most famous novel is set in Zebulon County, and features Frank, Ty, and Pete, and their wives Caroline, Virginia, and Rose. Their father has a drinking problem and leaves two of them the title locale in Iowa. For 10 points, name this author of Moo, and the winner of the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for A Thousand Acres.
Answer: Jane Smiley
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Gail Halvorsen was one of its heroes, with his idea being used 250,000 times over the course of this event. Possible due to a November 1945 agreement, it started at Gatow and Tempelhof. Commanded by William Tunner, it consisted of components known as "Easy" and "Willie," and it was also coordinated by Curtis LeMay. Since each person needed about 1700 calories, it consisted of 1534 tons of material daily. For 10 points, name this Cold War operation, known for "candy bombers," by which the American, British, and French sections of the former German capital were kept supplied despite a Soviet blockade.
Answer: Berlin Airlift
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Standing in Kluane National Park, it was first climbed in 1925 by an expedition led by Albert MacCarthy. . Rising from the St. Elias mountains, it reaches a height of 17,224 feet over the Mentasta Pass. In 2005, Jean Chretien proposed that it be renamed after Pierre Trudeau, but after a backlash from geologists it was left bearing the name of the founder of the Canadian Geological Survey. For 10 points, name this highest mountain of Canada.
Answer: Mount Logan
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The first three works in his most famous series were displayed as "degenerate art" and destroyed by the Nazis. His "Yellow-Red-Blue" was a product with his association with Walter Gropius and the Bauhaus, where he taught drawing classes. Together with his friend Franz Mark he founded a group which came to be known by the title of one of his paintings. For 10 points, name this Russian author of "Concerning the Spiritual in Art" and "Point and Line to Plane," painter of the Composition series and "Der Blaue Reiter," one of the first modern abstract painters.
Answer: Wassily Kandinsky
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It led to the dictatorship of Junius Pera, and a refusal to pay ransoms for prisoners. The victor in this battle honored his fallen opponent Paullus, who bravely tried to hold the field as his co-commander fled. Ironically, it was the Celts ineptitude that was key in winning this battle, as the losing side penetrated deeply and was encircled by the Numidian calvary on the Cartheginan flanks. For 10 points, name this key 216 BC victory of Hannibal, in which 60,000 Romans were killed.
Answer: Battle of Cannae
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One of his poems begins, "Walled up in the earth so steady / Burned from clay the mould doth stand." After his arrest for writing one play, he fled to Manheim where he wrote such plays as Fiesko, Intrigue and Love, and Don Carlos. Later, he collaborated with Goethe to bring the Weimar Theater to prominence and wrote a trilogy on Wallenstein. Best known for historical plays about a revolt against the Hapsburgs and Joan of Arc, he described the Moor brothers in The Robbers. For 10 points, name this author of "The Song of the Bell," The Maid of Orleans, and William Tell.
Answer: Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller
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The "we-passages" in his second book start in Troas in 51 and include a trip to Philippi, and a later expedition along with Paul leads to Caesarea and Jerusalem. William Hobart's study comparing his language to that of medical men of his time, along with the testimony of Paul, Jerome, and Eusebius has not convinced some scholars that he was a physician as tradition suggests. The parable of the Good Samaritan, the Council of Jerusalem, and the martyrdom of St. Stephen are all to be found in, for 10 points, the New Testament work of this friend of Theophilus and author of the Acts of the Apostles and Third Gospel.
Answer: St. Luke
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Gyro-resonant wave particle interactions that occur in these regions can accelerate electrons to ultrarelativistic energies and temporary artificial ones composed of electrons produced from the decay of fission fragments were created by the Argus and Starfish Prime nuclear tests. Contained within the Chapman-Ferraro cavity, one of these entities imparts high energy proton and electrons to the South Atlantic Anomaly. They are primarily generated through neutron albedo and are composed of an inner zone containing protons and an outer plasma zone which generates a ring current responsible for magnetic storms. For 10 points, what are these regions of geomagnetically trapped particles first discovered by Geiger counters on Explorer 1 and 3.
Answer: radiation belts or Van Allen belts
 
2008 FEUERBACH Bonuses by Ohio State
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Name these plays of George Bernard Shaw, for 10 points each.,
[10] In this play, munitions maker Andrew Undershaft and his titular daughter, an officer in the Salvation Army, are contrasted.
Answer: Major Barbara
[10] Featuring Tom Broadbent and Laurence Doyle, this exploration of Irish self-determination is alleged to have made King Edward VII laugh so hard he broke his chair.
Answer: John Bull's Other Island
[10] Set in Bulgaria, this play explores Reina Petkoff and the various soldiers in her life.
Answer: Arms and the Man
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Name some geological laws for 10 points each.,
[10] This law states that a series of sedimentary layers will generally be deposited horizontally.
Answer: law of original horizontality
[10] This law tells us that unless the structure has been overturned, when one sedimentary rock stucture lies on top of another, the one beneath is older.
Answer: law of superposition
[10] A feature broken by another is older than the breaking feature, according to this law.
Answer: law of cross cutting relations
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Name these dystopian works for 10 points each.,
[10] This work of Kazuo Ishiguro takes place in a school for children that were conceived as organ donors.
Answer: Never Let Me Go
[10] D-503 is the builder of the spaceship Integral in this Zamyatin work.
Answer: We
[10] Ernest Everhard battles the titular American government in this novel by Jack London.
Answer: The Iron Heel
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He has famous advocated infanticide and zoophilia under some circumstances. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this Princeton philosopher.
Answer: Peter Albert David Singer
[10] This 1975 work of Singer's lays out his case for inclusion of animals in the moral calculus and inspired the name of a certain terroristic "front" largely composed of PETA members.
Answer: Animal Liberation
[10] This work, first published in 1979, is the most complete statement of his utilitarian philosophy.
Answer: Practical Ethics
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He took the Chinese name "Shizu" when he became emperor in 1279. For 10 points each:,
[10] Give the more common name for this ruler of China.
Answer: Kublai Khan
[10] The Mongols founded this dynasty, which was in power in China from 1279 to 1368.
Answer: Yuan
[10] This Ching emperor led an army to Outer Mongolia in 1697, where he conquered that region.
Answer: Kangxi
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It revolved around the attempt to build a Canadian transcontinental railroad. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this Canadian political crisis.
Answer: Pacific Scandal
[10] This first Canadian Prime Minister lost his job as a result of the Pacific Scandal.
Answer: Sir John Alexander McDonald
[10] This financier was alleged to have paid off McDonald to win the Canadian Pacific contract.
Answer: Sir Hugh Allan
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Identify these city planners for 10 points each.,
[10] New York's dominant city planner from 1934 to the 1960's, he led efforts at bridgebuilding, slum clearance, and urban renewal
Answer: Robert Moses
[10] This African American architect and astronomer reconstructed Pierre L'Enfant's layout for Washington D.C. from memory.
Answer: Benjamin Banneker
[10] The plan for Chicago is named after this guy, who is largely responsible for it.
Answer: Daniel Hudson Burnham
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Name some Russian revolts for 10 points each.,
[10] These guys revolted in St. Petersberg because they preferred Constantine's succession to that of his brother Alexander I.
Answer: Decembrists
[10] This 1773 to 1775 revolt against Catherine II, which won the support of 15,000 rebels, was put down by Count Alexander Suvorov and its eponymous leader was executed.
Answer: Emelyan Ivanovich Pugachev revolt
[10] This 1698 revolt of the Moscow guards against Peter the Great failed, and his half-sister Sophia was sent to a convent.
Answer: Streltsy rebellion
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Characters include Russian Sonia and Chase Henry, the town drunk. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this cycle of poems.
Answer: Spoon River Anthology
[10] Name the author of Spoon River Anthology.
Answer: Edgar Lee Masters
[10] This son of the distinguished Thomas credits his success to noble blood, without knowing that he is secretly the son of his father's employee Elsa.
Answer: Thomas Greene (accept either)
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Among its achievements were passing laws to restrain railroad rates in four midwestern states. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this organization, founded by Oliver Hudson Kelley.
Answer: National Grange (accept Order of the Patrons of Husbandry)
[10] The so-called Granger Laws that restricted railroads in various ways were upheld in this 1876 Supreme Court decision.
Answer: Munn v. Illinois (accept Illinois v. Munn)
[10] In response to the later decision Wabash v. Illinois that restricted states' authority to regulate railroads, Congress established this first independent regulatory agency.
Answer: Interstate Commerce Commission
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Name these former cast members of Law and Order, for 10 points each.,
[10] This guy, fired from his role as Ben Stone after bizarre accusations cast at Janet Reno, has opened a cafe in Montreal.
Answer: Michael Moriarty
[10] He left his role as District Attorney Arthur Branch to run for President, but unfortunately he couldn't be bothered to campaign much.
Answer: Fred Dalton Thompson
[10] After leaving the role of Abbie Carmichael, she has starred in shows like "Women's Murder Club" and "Inconceivable."
Answer: Angie Harmon
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Answer some questions about spectral lines in hydrogen, for 10 points each.,
[10] This series of spectral lines occurs in the visible region and is named after a Swiss mathematician.
Answer: Balmer series
[10] Balmer determined that the inverse wavelength of the spectral lines in the Balmer series was related to the difference two reciprocal terms by this constant.
Answer: Rydberg constant
[10] Prior to Balmer, this German physicist mounted a prism on a telescope and viewed several prominent dark lines in the spectrum which he labeled A through G.
Answer: Jospeh von Fraunhofer
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Answer these questions about things you'll find in the Metropolitan Museum of Art for 10 points each.,
[10] This Emmanuel Leutze depicts something important that happened on December 25th, 1776.
Answer: Washington Crossing the Delaware
[10] This Hudson River School figure's Heart of the Andes is in the Met.
Answer: Frederick Edwin Church
[10] Portrait of a Woman with a Man at a Casement by this person is in the European collection.
Answer: Fra Filippo Lippi
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He is said to have hated the term "atonal," although it was applied to some of his music. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this Austrian identified with the 12-tone scale.
Answer: Arnold Schoenberg
[10] Among his atonal works is this choral effort from 1912, including songs like "Moonstruck" and "O Old Perfume."
Answer: Pierrot Lunaire [accept Moonstruck Peter or Moonstruck Pierrot]
[10] Inspired by Corinne Chochem, this work depicts concentration camp life in the ghetto.
Answer: "A Survivor From Warsaw"
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Answer some questions about protein separation techniques, for 10 points each.,
[10] This technique utilizes a pH gradient in conjunction with an electric field to separate proteins based on the pH at which they form a zwitterion.
Answer: Isoelectric focusing
[10] Isoelectric focusing can be carried out in conjunction with this other separation technique, which utilizes a surfactant, an electric field, and a polymer gel to separate proteins into bands based on weight.
Answer: SDS-PAGE or sodium dodecyl sulfate - polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis
[10] Proteins can also be separated using this other technique that involves a column packed with a non-polar, porous resin that allows larger particles to pass through the column more rapidly.
Answer: size exclusion chromatography
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Answer these questions about the War of the Austrian Succession, for 10 points each.,
[10] The war started when this Prussian emperor grabbed Silesia away from Austria.
Answer: Frederick II (accept Frederick the Great or Frederick IV of Brandenberg)
[10] This husband of Maria Theresa was recognized as Holy Roman Emperor after the Treaty of Dresden.
Answer: Francis I
[10] This 1748 treaty ended the war and restored most conquests, except Silesia.
Answer: Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle
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They posses a small non-overlapping gap between their valence and conductance bands. FTPE,,
[10] What are these materials that posses properties intermediate between a conductor and an insultor.
Answer: semiconductor
[10] When a semiconducting material is doped with an element possessing one less electron than the doped material, a positive hole will form in the valance band and this type of semiconductor will be formed.
Answer: p-type semiconductor
[10] In p-type and n-type semiconductors it is shifted due to impurities and it represents the energy of the least tightly held electrons within a solid.
Answer: Fermi level
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Name these heresies for 10 points each.,
[10] This French heresy held that the body was evil and there were two gods. Innocent III ordered them persecuted in the 12th century.
Answer: Albigensiansim
[10] This grew out of the case of a bishop who gave a bible to Roman persecutors. It held that the validity of sacraments depended on the minister being free from mortal sin.
Answer: Donatist
[10] This heresy denies original sin and declares that grace is not necessary for salvation, but merely an aid to help individuals find God.
Answer: Pelagianism
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Answer these questions about a state for 10 points each.,
[10] The Georgia O' Keefe Museum is part of this oldest state capital.
Answer: Santa Fe
[10] Taos Pueblo is located in the foothills of this range of mountains, which New Mexico shares with Colorado.
Answer: Sangre de Christo
[10] This trail, running today from Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo to El Paso, is the first Euro-American trade route in what is now the United States.
Answer: Camino Real de la Tierra Adentro
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Answer these questions with something in common for 10 points each.,
[10] In Aztec, he is messenger for Huitzilopochtli.
Answer: Paynal
[10] This Japanese god of rice cultivation and prosperity had the fox as his messenger.
Answer: Inari
[10] Hermes received this staff in exchange for a flute.
Answer: Caduceus
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It can define the distribution of energy between identical and indistinguishable partials as well as the distribution of speeds among molecules in an ideal gas. FTPE,,
[10] What is this classical distribution function developed by a Scottish physicist and later modified by an Austrian physicist.
Answer: Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution
[10] Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution operates under this law of statistical mechanics which states that equivalent amounts of energy will be associated with each independent energy state.
Answer: equipartition theorem of energy
[10] The Boltzmann equation relates the natural logarithm of the number of microstates across which energy is distributed to this quantity through the Boltzmann constant.
Answer: entropy
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Name these types of torts, for 10 each.,
[10] This refers to any act which unreasonably interferes with a person's enjoyment of their property, like building a large chicken farm next door.
Answer: Nuisance
[10] This is the tort of theft or destruction of property.
Answer: Conversion
[10] Defamation can be one of two specific types of torts; this one is the spoken version.
Answer: Slander

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