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Solutions for Chapter 3: Cycles Of The Moon

Full solutions for Foundations of Astronomy | 11th Edition

ISBN: 9781439050354

Solutions for Chapter 3: Cycles Of The Moon

This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Chapter 3: Cycles Of The Moon includes 11 full step-by-step solutions. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Foundations of Astronomy, edition: 11. Foundations of Astronomy was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9781439050354. Since 11 problems in chapter 3: Cycles Of The Moon have been answered, more than 3139 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Abyssal plain

    Very level area of the deep-ocean floor, usually lying at the foot of the continental rise.

  • Atmosphere

    The gaseous portion of a planet; the planet’s envelope of air. One of the traditional subdivisions of Earth’s physical environment.

  • Black dwarf

    A final state of evolution for a star, in which all of its energy sources are exhausted and it no longer emits radiation.

  • Continental rise

    The gently sloping surface at the base of the continental slope.

  • Disseminated deposit

    Any economic mineral deposit in which the desired mineral occurs as scattered particles in the rock but in sufficient quantity to make the deposit an ore.

  • Drainage basin

    The land area that contributes water to a stream.

  • Dry adiabatic rate

    The rate of adiabatic cooling or warming in unsaturated air. The rate of temperature change is 1° C per 100 meters.

  • Fall

    A type of movement common to mass-wasting processes that refers to the free falling of detached individual pieces of any size.

  • Hard stabilization

    Any form of artificial structure built to protect a coast or to prevent the movement of sand along a beach. Examples include groins, jetties, breakwaters, and seawalls.

  • Low

    A center of low pressure characterized by cyclonic winds.

  • Magmatic differentiation

    The process of generating more than one rock type from a single magma.

  • Mesopause

    The boundary between the mesosphere and the thermosphere.

  • Mohorovicˆi´c; discontinuity (Moho)

    The boundary separating the crust from the mantle, discernible by an increase in seismic velocity.

  • Nebular theory

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

  • Orographic lifting

    Mountains acting as barriers to the flow of air, forcing the air to ascend. The air cools adiabatically, and clouds and precipitation may result.

  • Outgassing

    The escape of gases that had been dissolved in magma.

  • Parallax

    The apparent shift of an object when viewed from two different locations.

  • Precession

    See Axial precession.

  • Scattering

    The redirecting (in all directions) of light by small particles and gas molecules in the atmosphere. The result is diffused light.

  • Streak

    The color of a mineral in powdered form.

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