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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 2053 students have viewed full step-by-step answer.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Celestial sphere

    An imaginary hollow sphere upon which the ancients believed the stars were hung and carried around Earth.

  • Conformable

    Layers of rock that were deposited without interruption.

  • Continental drift

    A theory that originally proposed that the continents are rafted about. It has essentially been replaced by the plate tectonics theory.

  • Earthflow

    The downslope movement of watersaturated, clay-rich sediment. Most characteristic of humid regions.

  • Evolution (Theory of)

    A fundamental theory in biology and paleontology that sets forth the process by which members of a population of organisms come to differ from their ancestors. Organisms evolve by means of mutations, natural selection, and genetic factors. Modern species are descended from related but different species that lived in earlier times.

  • Felsic

    The group of igneous rocks composed primarily of feldspar and quartz.

  • Front

    The boundary between two adjoining air masses having contrasting characteristics.

  • Inertia

    A property of matter that resists a change in its motion.

  • Intraplate volcanism

    Igneous activity that occurs within a tectonic plate away from plate boundaries.

  • Mesocyclone

    An intense, rotating wind system in the lower part of a thunderstorm that precedes tornado development.

  • Orogenesis

    The processes that collectively result in the formation of mountains.

  • Proton

    A positively charged subatomic particle found in the nucleus of an atom.

  • Pyroclastic

    An igneous rock texture resulting from the consolidation of individual rock fragments that are ejected during a violent eruption.

  • Reflection nebula

    A relatively dense dust cloud in interstellar space that is illuminated by starlight.

  • Slide

    A movement common to mass-wasting processes in which the material moving downslope remains fairly coherent and moves along a well-defined surface.

  • Soil texture

    The relative proportions of clay, silt, and sand in a soil. Texture strongly influences the soil’s ability to retain and transmit water and air.

  • Spectral class

    A classification of a star according to the characteristics of its spectrum.

  • Stratified drift

    Sediments deposited by glacial meltwater.

  • Terrae

    The extensively cratered highland areas of the Moon.

  • Wind vane

    An instrument used to determine wind direction.

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