2005 Physical Geology Study Guide 1

2005 Physical Geology Study Guide 1 - Geosciences 211...

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Geosciences 211 Physical Geology Study Guide for Test # 1, Feb 3 rd , 2005 February 1, 2005 Please note: I modified this study guide to reflect 2 things. 1.) Addition of Hot Spots, and 2.) Removal of the end portion of Igneous Rocks. The subject areas for this test include Marshak, 2004, 1, 2, 3, and 4 1. The Earth in Context (Chapter 1) a. Know the definitions of the Key Terms listed on the Jargon webpage. b. What are the differences between the geocentric and the heliocentric universe? c. What characteristics of the solar system were correctly deduced by ancient humans? d. Describe the nebula theory of planet formation. e. What are some of the characteristics of the universe as understood by modern science? f. What is the red shift and what does it indicate about the universe? g. What are the characteristics of the terrestrial planets? The Jovian planets? h. Describe the theory that explains the origin of the moon? Why is this theory favored? i. Why is the earth spherical? j. What are the Van Allen belts and why are they important to life on Earth? k.
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