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Solutions for Chapter 8: Weathering and Erosion

Focus on Physical Science: Grade 8, California | 1st Edition | ISBN: 9780078794407 | Authors:

Full solutions for Focus on Physical Science: Grade 8, California | 1st Edition

ISBN: 9780078794407

Focus on Physical Science: Grade 8, California | 1st Edition | ISBN: 9780078794407 | Authors:

Solutions for Chapter 8: Weathering and Erosion

Solutions for Chapter 8
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Textbook: Focus on Physical Science: Grade 8, California
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ISBN: 9780078794407

This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Since 22 problems in chapter 8: Weathering and Erosion have been answered, more than 2011 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. Chapter 8: Weathering and Erosion includes 22 full step-by-step solutions. Focus on Physical Science: Grade 8, California was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780078794407. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Focus on Physical Science: Grade 8, California, edition: 1.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Atom

    The smallest particle that exists as an element.

  • Compound

    A substance formed by the chemical combination of two or more elements in definite proportions and usually having properties different from those of its constituent elements.

  • Constellation

    An apparent group of stars originally named for mythical characters. The sky is presently divided into 88 constellations.

  • Convergence

    The condition that exists when the distribution of winds within a given area results in a net horizontal inflow of air into the area. Because convergence at lower levels is associated with an upward movement of air, areas of convergent winds are regions favorable to cloud formation and precipitation.

  • Density

    Mass per unit volume of a substance, usually expressed as grams per cubic centimeter

  • Earth system science

    An interdisciplinary study that seeks to examine Earth as a system composed of numerous interacting parts or subsystems.

  • Fracture zone

    Any break or rupture in rock along which no appreciable movement has taken place.

  • Geothermal gradient

    The gradual increase in temperature with depth in the crust. The average is 30° C per kilometer in the upper crust.

  • Geyser

    A fountain of hot water ejected periodically.

  • Horn

    A pyramid-like peak formed by glacial action in three or more cirques surrounding a mountain summit.

  • Infiltration

    The movement of surface water into rock or soil through cracks and pore spaces.

  • Ion

    An atom or molecule that possesses an electrical charge.

  • Law of conservation of angular momentum

    The product of the velocity of an object around a center of rotation (axis), and the distance squared of the object from the axis is constant.

  • Nebular theory

    The basic idea that the Sun and planets formed from the same cloud of gas and dust in interstellar space.

  • Nonconformity

    An unconformity in which older metamorphic or intrusive igneous rocks are overlain by younger sedimentary strata.

  • Ozone

    A molecule of oxygen containing three oxygen atoms.

  • Piedmont glacier

    A glacier that forms when one or more valley glaciers emerge from the confining walls of mountain valleys and spread out to create a broad sheet in the lowlands at the base of the mountains.

  • Runoff

    Water that flows over the land rather than infiltrating into the ground.

  • Transpiration

    The release of water vapor to the atmosphere by plants.

  • Wave refraction

    See Refraction.

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