Discover the damage caused by shockwaves and how they are created by supersonic speeds.
- Waves of high pressure are produced when something moves through a medium at supersonic speed.
- At supersonic speeds, temperature, pressure and gas density increase almost instantaneously, creating the shockwaves.
- Thunder is an example of a shockwave, created as air rapidly expands when heated by lightning.
- The sound of a gunshot is an example of a man-made shockwave.
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Explosions can be devastating, but it's actually the shockwaves they produce that cause most damage.
Waves of high pressure that can be produced when something moves through a medium at supersonic speeds.
This phenomenon can be explained ...
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