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Astronomy Today 8th Edition - Solutions by Chapter

Astronomy Today | 8th Edition | ISBN: 9780321901675 | Authors: Eric Chaisson, Steve McMillan

Full solutions for Astronomy Today | 8th Edition

ISBN: 9780321901675

Astronomy Today | 8th Edition | ISBN: 9780321901675 | Authors: Eric Chaisson, Steve McMillan

Astronomy Today | 8th Edition - Solutions by Chapter

Since problems from 28 chapters in Astronomy Today have been answered, more than 5912 students have viewed full step-by-step answer. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters: 28. The full step-by-step solution to problem in Astronomy Today were answered by , our top Science solution expert on 03/08/18, 07:45PM. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Astronomy Today, edition: 8. Astronomy Today was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780321901675.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Alluvium

    Unconsolidated sediment deposited by a stream.

  • Biosphere

    The totality of life on Earth; the parts of the solid Earth, hydrosphere, and atmosphere in which living organisms can be found.

  • Chemical sedimentary rock

    Sedimentary rock consisting of material that was precipitated from water by either inorganic or organic means.

  • Coriolis force (effect)

    The deflective force of Earth’s rotation on all free-moving objects, including the atmosphere and oceans. Deflection is to the right in the Northern Hemisphere and to the left in the Southern Hemisphere.

  • Correlation

    Establishing the equivalence of rocks of similar age in different areas.

  • Dendritic pattern

    A stream system that resembles the pattern of a branching tree.

  • Density

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

  • High

    A center of high pressure characterized by anticyclonic winds.

  • Irregular galaxy

    A galaxy that lacks symmetry.

  • Mafic

    Igneous rocks with a low silica content and a high iron–magnesium content.

  • Mixed tidal pattern

    A tidal pattern exhibiting two high tides and two low tides per tidal day with a large inequality in high water heights, low water heights, or both. Coastal locations that experience such a tidal pattern may also show alternating periods of diurnal and semidiurnal tidal patterns. Also called mixed semidiurnal.

  • Pegmatite

    A very coarse-grained igneous rock (typically granite) commonly found as a dike associated with a large mass of plutonic rock that has smaller crystals. Crystallization in a waterrich environment is believed to be responsible for the very large crystals.

  • Proton–proton chain

    A chain of thermonuclear reactions by which nuclei of hydrogen are built up into nuclei of helium.

  • Radioactive decay

    The spontaneous decay of certain unstable atomic nuclei.

  • Renewable resource

    A resource that is virtually inexhaustible or that can be replenished over relatively short time spans.

  • Spring tide

    Highest tidal range that occurs near the times of the new and full moons.

  • Stalagmite

    The columnlike form that grows upward from the floor of a cavern.

  • Stratovolcano

    See Composite cone.

  • Supersaturation

    The condition of being more highly concentrated than is normally possible under given temperature and pressure conditions. When describing humidity, it refers to a relative humidity that is greater than 100 percent.

  • Zone of saturation

    Zone where all open spaces in sediment and rock are completely filled with water.