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Shock Waves

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Summary

speed
regime
relative
speed
mach
number
mach
angle
important
concept
stationary 0 0 wavefronts
subsonic c < 1 doppler effect
transonic c ~ 1 ~ 90° sound barrier
supersonic c > 1 < 90° shock wave
hypersonic ≳ 5c ≳ 5 ≲ 10° ?