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Solutions for Chapter 16: Galaxies

Full solutions for Foundations of Astronomy | 11th Edition

ISBN: 9781439050354

Solutions for Chapter 16: Galaxies

Foundations of Astronomy was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9781439050354. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Foundations of Astronomy, edition: 11. Since 13 problems in chapter 16: Galaxies have been answered, more than 3246 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. Chapter 16: Galaxies includes 13 full step-by-step solutions.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Bed load

    Sediment that is carried by a stream along the bottom of its channel.

  • Calving

    Wastage of a glacier that occurs when large pieces of ice break off into water.

  • Conditional instability

    Moist air with a lapse rate between the dry and wet adiabatic rates.

  • Correlation

    Establishing the equivalence of rocks of similar age in different areas.

  • Degenerate matter

    Extremely dense solar material caused by electrons being displaced inward toward an atom’s nucleus.

  • Ebb current

    The movement of a tidal current away from the shore.

  • Energy levels

    Spherically shaped, negatively charged zones that surround the nucleus of an atom.

  • Fog

    A cloud with its base at or very near Earth’s surface.

  • Globular cluster

    A nearly spherically shaped group of densely packed stars.

  • Ice shelf

    Forming where glacial ice flows into bays, it is a large, relatively flat mass of floating ice that extends seaward from the coast but remains attached to the land along one or more sides.

  • Intrusion

    See Pluton.

  • Mercury barometer

    A mercury-filled glass tube in which the height of the mercury column is a measure of air pressure.

  • Middle cloud

    A cloud occupying the height range from 2,000 to 6,000 meters.

  • Nearshore zone

    The zone of beach that extends from the low-tide shoreline seaward to where waves break at low tide.

  • Normal fault

    A fault in which the rock above the fault plane has moved down relative to the rock below.

  • Primary (P) wave

    A type of seismic wave that involves alternating compression and expansion of the material through which it passes.

  • Reflecting telescope

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

  • Solifluction

    Slow, downslope flow of water-saturated materials common to permafrost areas.

  • Superposition

    In any undeformed sequence of sedimentary rocks, each bed is older than the layers above and younger than the layers below.

  • Viscosity

    A measure of a fluid’s resistance to flow.