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This site provides a description of breaking the sound barrier in terms of the propagation of sound waves. The site includes a striking image of the cloud generated around a supersonic aircraft and also an explanation of how this cloud forms.
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Waves and Pendula
- Wave Motion
= Shock Waves
- Informal Education
- Reference Material
= Article
- Audio/Visual
= Photograph
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2002 Scientific American
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Record Creator: Metadata instance created June 2, 2010 by Foha Rafiq
Record Updated: Jun 02, 2010 by Ed Lee
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March 11, 2002
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AIP Format
(Scientific American, New York, 2002), WWW Document, (http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=what-happens-when-an-airc).
AJP/PRST-PER
Scientific American: What happens when an aircraft breaks the sound barrier?, (Scientific American, New York, 2002), <http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=what-happens-when-an-airc>.
APA Format
Scientific American: What happens when an aircraft breaks the sound barrier?. (2002, March 11). Retrieved October 25, 2014, from Scientific American: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=what-happens-when-an-airc
Chicago Format
Scientific American. Scientific American: What happens when an aircraft breaks the sound barrier?. New York: Scientific American, March 11, 2002. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=what-happens-when-an-airc (accessed 25 October 2014).
MLA Format
Scientific American: What happens when an aircraft breaks the sound barrier?. New York: Scientific American, 2002. 11 Mar. 2002. 25 Oct. 2014 <http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=what-happens-when-an-airc>.
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