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Solutions for Chapter 11: The Formation And Structure Of Stars

Full solutions for Foundations of Astronomy | 11th Edition

ISBN: 9781439050354

Solutions for Chapter 11: The Formation And Structure Of Stars

Since 13 problems in chapter 11: The Formation And Structure Of Stars have been answered, more than 3061 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. Chapter 11: The Formation And Structure Of Stars includes 13 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. Foundations of Astronomy was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9781439050354.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Advection fog

    A fog formed when warm, moist air is blown over a cool surface.

  • Beach nourishment

    The process by which large quantities of sand are added to the beach system to offset losses caused by wave erosion.

  • Binary stars

    Two stars revolving around a common center of mass under their mutual gravitational attraction.

  • Cirque

    An amphitheater-shaped basin at the head of a glaciated valley produced by frost wedging and plucking.

  • Continental (c) air mass

    An air mass that forms over land; it is normally relatively dry.

  • Divide

    An imaginary line that separates the drainage of two streams; often found along a ridge.

  • Electromagnetic radiation

    See Radiation.

  • Fault scarp

    A cliff created by movement along a fault. It represents the exposed surface of the fault prior to modification by weathering and erosion.

  • Focus (light)

    The point where a lens or mirror causes light rays to converge.

  • Freezing nuclei

    Solid particles that serve as cores for the formation of ice crystals.

  • Half graben

    A tilted fault block in which the higher side is associated with mountainous topography and the lower side is a basin that fills with sediment.

  • Numerical date

    Date that specifies the actual number of years that have passed since an event occurred.

  • Psychrometer

    A device consisting of two thermometers (wet bulb and dry bulb) that is rapidly whirled and, with the use of tables, yields the relative humidity and dew point.

  • Pulsating variable

    A variable star that pulsates in size and luminosity.

  • Radio telescope

    A telescope designed to make observations in radio wavelengths.

  • Silicon-oxygen tetrahedron

    A structure composed of four oxygen atoms surrounding a silicon atom that constitutes the basic building block of silicate minerals.

  • Striations (glacial)

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

  • Thermal metamorphism

    See Contact metamorphism.

  • Ultramafic composition

    Igneous rocks composed mainly of iron and magnesium-rich minerals.

  • Wash

    A common term for a desert stream course that is typically dry except for brief periods immediately following a rain.

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