Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 19 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 27

Answer

False.

Work Step by Step

The shock wave of a supersonic object (and its sonic boom) follow continuously behind it. The object may have exceeded the speed of sound beforehand. This is discussed on pages 367-368, and illustrated in Figure 19.25.
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