Log in to StudySoup
Get Full Access to Science - Textbook Survival Guide
Join StudySoup for FREE
Get Full Access to Science - Textbook Survival Guide

Already have an account? Login here
Reset your password

Textbooks / Science / Human Anatomy & Physiology 9

Human Anatomy & Physiology 9th Edition - Solutions by Chapter

Full solutions for Human Anatomy & Physiology | 9th Edition

ISBN: Human Anatomy & Physiology

Human Anatomy & Physiology | 9th Edition - Solutions by Chapter

The full step-by-step solution to problem in Human Anatomy & Physiology were answered by , our top Science solution expert on 03/14/18, 05:38PM. Human Anatomy & Physiology was written by and is associated to the ISBN: Human Anatomy & Physiology. Since problems from 29 chapters in Human Anatomy & Physiology have been answered, more than 14986 students have viewed full step-by-step answer. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Human Anatomy & Physiology, edition: 9. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters: 29.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Absolute humidity

    The weight of water vapor in a given volume of air (usually expressed in GRAMS/M3).

  • Absorption spectrum

    A continuous spectrum with dark lines superimposed.

  • Beach drift

    The transport of sediment in a zigzag pattern along a beach caused by the uprush of water from obliquely breaking waves.

  • Brittle deformation

    Deformation that involves the fracturing of rock. Associated with rocks near the surface.

  • Fissure

    A crack in rock along which there is a distinct separation.

  • Fracture zone

    Any break or rupture in rock along which no appreciable movement has taken place.

  • Hypothesis

    A tentative explanation that is tested to determine if it is valid.

  • Jetties

    A pair of structures extending into the ocean at the entrance to a harbor or river that are built for the purpose of protecting against storm waves and sediment deposition.

  • Lunar breccia

    A lunar rock formed when angular fragments and dust are welded together by the heat generated by the impact of a meteoroid.

  • Lunar regolith

    A thin, gray layer on the surface of the Moon, consisting of loosely compacted, fragmented material believed to have been formed by repeated meteoritic impacts.

  • Magnitude (stellar)

    A number given to a celestial object to express its relative brightness.

  • Nonsilicates

    Mineral groups that lack silicas in their structures and account for less than 10 percent of Earth’s crust.

  • Oceanic zone

    The marine-life zone beyond the continental shelf.

  • Partial melting

    The process by which most igneous rocks melt. Since individual minerals have different melting points, most igneous rocks melt over a temperature range of a few hundred degrees. If the liquid is squeezed out after some melting has occurred, a melt with a higher silica content results.

  • Refracting telescope

    A telescope that employs a lens to bend and concentrate the light from distant objects.

  • Richter scale

    A scale of earthquake magnitude based on the motion of a seismograph.

  • Shield

    A large, relatively flat expanse of ancient metamorphic rock within the stable continental interior.

  • Stromatolite

    Structures that are deposited by algae and consist of layered mounds of calcium carbonate.

  • Surface soil

    The uppermost layer in a soil profile: the A horizon.

  • Transform fault

    A major strike-slip fault that cuts through the lithosphere and accommodates motion between two plates.