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Solutions for Chapter 9: The Family Of Stars

Full solutions for Foundations of Astronomy | 11th Edition

ISBN: 9781439050354

Solutions for Chapter 9: The Family Of Stars

Foundations of Astronomy was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9781439050354. Chapter 9: The Family Of Stars includes 17 full step-by-step solutions. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Foundations of Astronomy, edition: 11. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Since 17 problems in chapter 9: The Family Of Stars have been answered, more than 3061 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Climatology

    The scientific study of climate.

  • Cloud

    A form of condensation best described as a dense concentration of suspended water droplets or tiny ice crystals.

  • Dip-slip fault

    A fault in which the movement is parallel to the dip of the fault.

  • Evaporite deposits

    A sedimentary rock formed of material deposited from solution by evaporation of water.

  • Glacial striations

    Scratches and grooves on bedrock caused by glacial abrasion.

  • Hot spot

    A concentration of heat in the mantle capable of producing magma, which in turn extrudes onto Earth’s surface. The intraplate volcanism that produced the Hawaiian Islands is one example.

  • Hydrogen fusion

    The nuclear reaction in which hydrogen nuclei are fused into helium nuclei.

  • Inclusion

    A piece of one rock unit contained within another. Inclusions are used in relative dating. The rock mass adjacent to the one containing the inclusion must have been there first in order to provide the fragment.

  • Isotope

    Varieties of the same element that have different mass numbers; their nuclei contain the same number of protons but different numbers of neutrons.

  • Low cloud

    A cloud that forms below a height of 2,000 meters.

  • Medial moraine

    A ridge of till formed when lateral moraines from two coalescing alpine glaciers join.

  • Mesosphere

    The layer of the atmosphere immediately above the stratosphere and characterized by decreasing temperatures with height.

  • Monthly mean temperature

    The mean temperature for a month that is calculated by averaging the daily means.

  • Pulsating variable

    A variable star that pulsates in size and luminosity.

  • Reflecting telescope

    A telescope that concentrates light from distant objects by using a concave mirror.

  • Sheeting

    A mechanical weathering process characterized by the splitting-off of slablike sheets of rock.

  • Spheroidal weathering

    Any weathering process that tends to produce a spherical shape from an initially blocky shape.

  • Strata

    Parallel layers of sedimentary rock.

  • 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.

  • Swells

    Wind-generated waves that have moved into an area of weaker winds or calm.

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