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Solutions for Chapter 5: Gravity

Full solutions for Foundations of Astronomy | 11th Edition

ISBN: 9781439050354

Solutions for Chapter 5: Gravity

This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Foundations of Astronomy, edition: 11. Since 16 problems in chapter 5: Gravity have been answered, more than 1062 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. Chapter 5: Gravity includes 16 full step-by-step solutions. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Foundations of Astronomy was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9781439050354.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Alpine glacier

    A glacier confined to a mountain valley, which in most instances had previously been a stream valley.

  • Concordant

    A term used to describe intrusive igneous masses that form parallel to the bedding of the surrounding rock.

  • 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.

  • Crater

    The depression at the summit of a volcano, or that which is produced by a meteorite impact.

  • Dwarf galaxy

    Very small galaxies, usually elliptical and lacking spiral arms.

  • Guyot

    A submerged flat-topped seamount.

  • Intrusive

    Igneous rock that formed below Earth’s surface.

  • Luminosity

    The brightness of a star. The amount of energy radiated by a star.

  • Neutron star

    A star of extremely high density composed entirely of neutrons.

  • Occluded front

    A front formed when a cold front overtakes a warm front. It marks the beginning of the end of a middle-latitude cyclone.

  • Open system

    One in which both matter and energy flow into and out of the system. Most natural systems are of this type.

  • Prokaryotes

    Refers to the cells or organisms such as bacteria whose genetic material is not enclosed in a nucleus.

  • Rock flour

    Ground-up rock produced by the grinding effect of a glacier.

  • Shadow zone

    The zone between 104 and 143 degrees distance from an earthquake epicenter in which direct waves do not arrive because of refraction by Earth’s core.

  • Spectroscope

    An instrument for directly viewing the spectrum of a light source.

  • Submergent coast

    A coast with a form that is largely the result of the partial drowning of a former land surface either because of a rise of sea level or subsidence of the crust or both.

  • Talus

    An accumulation of rock debris at the base of a cliff.

  • Terrane

    A crustal block bounded by faults, whose geologic history is distinct from the histories of adjoining crustal blocks.

  • Variable stars

    Red giants that overshoot equilibrium, then alternately expand and contract.

  • Weathering

    The disintegration and decomposition of rock at or near Earth’s surface.

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