Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-134-98855-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-13498-855-9

Chapter 14 - Section 14.8 - The Doppler Effect and Shock Waves - Got It? - Page 268: 14.8


The boat

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The shock wave is due to the fact that the plane is going faster than the speed of sound. However, it has just passed this point, so it is moving about the speed of the wave it is in. However, the boat is moving faster than the water waves, as stated in the description of figure 14.35.
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