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Foundations of Astronomy 11th Edition - Solutions by Chapter

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ISBN: 9781439050354

Foundations of Astronomy | 11th Edition - Solutions by Chapter

Foundations of Astronomy was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9781439050354. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters: 26. The full step-by-step solution to problem in Foundations of Astronomy were answered by , our top Science solution expert on 03/14/18, 05:13PM. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Foundations of Astronomy, edition: 11. Since problems from 26 chapters in Foundations of Astronomy have been answered, more than 3200 students have viewed full step-by-step answer.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Chromatic aberration

    The property of a lens whereby light of different colors is focused at different places.

  • Doppler radar

    In addition to the tasks performed by conventional radar, this new generation of weather radar can detect motion directly and hence greatly improve tornado and severe storm warnings.

  • Ecliptic

    The yearly path of the Sun plotted against the background of stars.

  • Gradient

    The slope of a stream; generally measured in feet per mile.

  • Land breeze

    A local wind blowing from land toward the water during the night in coastal areas.

  • Laurasia

    The northern portion of Pangaea consisting of North America and Eurasia.

  • Magnitude (earthquake)

    The total amount of energy released during an earthquake.

  • Pangaea

    The proposed supercontinent that 200 million years ago began to break apart and form the present landmasses.

  • Perihelion

    The point in the orbit of a planet where it is closest to the Sun.

  • Planetary nebula

    A shell of incandescent gas expanding from a star.

  • Radioactive decay

    The spontaneous decay of certain unstable atomic nuclei.

  • Rapids

    A part of a stream channel in which the water suddenly begins flowing more swiftly and turbulently because of an abrupt steepening of the gradient.

  • Rift valley

    A long, narrow trough bounded by normal faults. It represents a region where divergence is taking place.

  • Snowline

    Lower limit of perennial snow.

  • Striations (glacial)

    Scratches or grooves in a bedrock surface caused by the grinding action of a glacier and its load of sediment.

  • Superposition

    In any undeformed sequence of sedimentary rocks, each bed is older than the layers above and younger than the layers below.

  • Tundra climate

    Found almost exclusively in the Northern Hemisphere or at high altitudes in many mountainous regions. A treeless climatic realm of sedges, grasses, mosses, and lichens that is dominated by a long, bitterly cold winter.

  • Ultraviolet

    Radiation with a wavelength from 0.2 to 0.4 micrometer.

  • Viscosity

    A measure of a fluid’s resistance to flow.

  • Wave of oscillation

    A water wave in which the wave form advances as the water particles move in circular orbits.

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