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Solutions for Chapter 1: Predicting the Motions of the Stars, Sun, and Moon

Full solutions for Investigating Astronomy: A Conceptual View of the Universe | 1st Edition

ISBN: 9781429210638

Solutions for Chapter 1: Predicting the Motions of the Stars, Sun, and Moon

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Textbook: Investigating Astronomy: A Conceptual View of the Universe
Edition: 1
Author: Timothy F. Slater, Roger Freedman
ISBN: 9781429210638

Investigating Astronomy: A Conceptual View of the Universe was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9781429210638. Chapter 1: Predicting the Motions of the Stars, Sun, and Moon includes 22 full step-by-step solutions. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Investigating Astronomy: A Conceptual View of the Universe, edition: 1. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Since 22 problems in chapter 1: Predicting the Motions of the Stars, Sun, and Moon have been answered, more than 1599 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Aquifer

    Rock or soil through which groundwater moves easily.

  • Astronomy

    The scientific study of the universe; it includes the observation and interpretation of celestial bodies and phenomena.

  • Atmosphere

    The gaseous portion of a planet; the planet’s envelope of air. One of the traditional subdivisions of Earth’s physical environment.

  • Closed system

    A system that is self-contained with regards to matter—that is, no matter enters or leaves.

  • Column

    A feature found in caves that is formed when a stalactite and stalagmite join.

  • Cross-bedding

    Structure in which relatively thin layers are inclined at an angle to the main bedding. Formed by currents of wind or water.

  • Cup anemometer

    See Anemometer.

  • Deep-ocean trench

    See Trench.

  • Fissure eruption

    An eruption in which lava is extruded from narrow fractures or cracks in the crust.

  • Geothermal gradient

    The gradual increase in temperature with depth in the crust. The average is 30° C per kilometer in the upper crust.

  • Mineral resource

    All discovered and undiscovered deposits of a useful mineral that can be extracted now or at some time in the future.

  • Normal fault

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

  • Physical environment

    The part of the environment that encompasses water, air, soil, and rock, as well as conditions such as temperature, humidity, and sunlight.

  • Proterozoic eon

    The eon following the Archean and preceding the Phanerozoic. It extends between about 2,500 million (2.5 billion) and 540 million years ago.

  • Reflection

    The process whereby light bounces back from an object at the same angle at which it encounters a surface and with the same intensity.

  • Rock cycle

    A model that illustrates the origin of the three basic rock types and the interrelatedness of Earth materials and processes.

  • Seamount

    An isolated volcanic peak that rises at least 1,000 meters (3,000 feet) above the deepocean floor.

  • Shield

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

  • Supercontinent cycle

    The idea that the rifting and dispersal of one supercontinent is followed by a long period during which the fragments gradually reassemble into a new supercontinent.

  • Terrace

    A flat, benchlike structure produced by a stream, which was left elevated as the stream cut downward.

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