Scott, John E., Jr. Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Physics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.
- Formation of Mach cone
- General rules
- Shock wave
- Wave drag
- Lift and induced drag
- Effect on range
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Relative motion of a solid body and a gas at a velocity greater than that of sound propagation under the same conditions. The general characteristics of supersonic flight can be understood by considering the laws of propagation of a disturbance, or pressure impulse, in a compressible fluid.
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