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Solutions for Chapter 2: Science, Matter, Energy, and Systems

Full solutions for Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions | 17th Edition

ISBN: 9780538735346

Solutions for Chapter 2: Science, Matter, Energy, and Systems

Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780538735346. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions, edition: 17. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Chapter 2: Science, Matter, Energy, and Systems includes 10 full step-by-step solutions. Since 10 problems in chapter 2: Science, Matter, Energy, and Systems have been answered, more than 1806 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Axial precession

    A slow motion of Earth’s axis that traces out a cone over a period of 26,000 years.

  • Binary stars

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

  • Continental margin

    That portion of the seafloor adjacent to the continents. It may include the continental shelf, continental slope, and continental rise.

  • Dome

    A roughly circular upfolded structure similar to an anticline.

  • Echo sounder

    An instrument used to determine the depth of water by measuring the time interval between emission of a sound signal and the return of its echo from the bottom.

  • Exfoliation dome

    Large, dome-shaped structure, usually composed of granite, formed by sheeting.

  • Hadean eon

    A term found on some versions of the geologic time scale. It refers to the earliest interval (eon) of Earth history, and ended 4 billion years ago.

  • Humus

    Organic matter in soil produced by the decomposition of plants and animals.

  • Hurricane

    A tropical cyclonic storm having winds in excess of 119 kilometers (74 miles) per hour.

  • Intrusion

    See Pluton.

  • Longitudinal (seif dunes)

    Long ridges of sand oriented parallel to the prevailing wind; these dunes form where sand supplies are limited.

  • Lunar breccia

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

  • Mantle

    The 2,900-kilometer- (1,800-mile-) thick layer of Earth located below the crust.

  • Mantle plume

    A mass of hotter-than-normal mantle material that ascends toward the surface, where it may lead to igneous activity. These plumes of solid yet mobile material may originate as deep as the core–mantle boundary.

  • Parcel

    An imaginary volume of air enclosed in a thin elastic cover. Typically it is considered to be a few hundred cubic meters in volume and is assumed to act independently of the surrounding air.

  • Pelagic zone

    Open ocean of any depth. Animals in this zone swim or float freely.

  • Reflection nebula

    A relatively dense dust cloud in interstellar space that is illuminated by starlight.

  • Sea breeze

    A local wind blowing from the sea during the afternoon in coastal areas.

  • Temperature

    A measure of the degree of hotness or coldness of a substance; a measure of the average kinetic energy of individual atoms or molecules in a substance.

  • Valley train

    A relatively narrow body of stratified drift deposited on a valley floor by meltwater streams that issue from a valley glacier.

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