- 1.1: Computer science is the study of computers.
- 1.2: The CPU is the "brain" of the computer.
- 1.3: Secondary memory is also called RAM.
- 1.4: All information that a computer is currently working on is stored i...
- 1.5: The syntax of a language is its meaning, and semantics is its form.
- 1.6: A function definition is a sequence of statements that defines a ne...
- 1.7: A programming environment refers to a place where programmers work.
- 1.8: A variable is used to give a name to a value so it can be referred ...
- 1.9: A loop is used to skip over a section of a program.
- 1.10: A chaotic function can't be computed by a computer.
Solutions for Chapter 1: Computers and Programs
Full solutions for Python Programming: An Introduction to Computer Science | 3rd Edition
Rock or soil through which groundwater moves easily.
The smallest particle that exists as an element.
Deformation that involves the fracturing of rock. Associated with rocks near the surface.
A naturally formed underground chamber or series of chambers most commonly produced by solution activity in limestone.
A type of unconformity in which the beds above and below are parallel.
The vibration of Earth produced by the rapid release of energy.
A star that varies in brightness.
Nearly spherical ice pellets having concentric layers and formed by the successive freezing of layers of water.
A rock formed by the crystallization of molten magma.
A property of matter that resists a change in its motion.
A phenomenon, sometimes associated with earthquakes, in which soils and other unconsolidated materials containing abundant water are turned into a fluid-like mass that is not capable of supporting buildings.
The process, generally cementation and/or compaction, of converting sediments to solid rock.
Large center of low pressure with an associated cold front and often a warm front. Frequently accompanied by abundant precipitation.
A layer beneath the mantle about 2,200 kilometers (1,364 miles) thick that has the properties of a liquid.
A local wind blowing from the sea during the afternoon in coastal areas.
The process of producing new seafloor between two diverging plates.
An instrument for directly viewing the spectrum of a light source.
A coast with a form that is largely the result of the partial drowning of a former land surface either because of a rise of sea level or subsidence of the crust or both.
Transform fault boundary
A boundary in which two plates slide past one another without creating or destroying lithosphere.
The lowermost layer of the atmosphere. It is generally characterized by a decrease in temperature with height.