Asked Jan 24, 2020

Choose the BEST answer to the following:

During the time an aircraft produces a sonic boom, the aircraft is

(a) breaking the sound barrier.

(b) pulling out of a subsonic dive.

(c) flying faster than sound.

(d) All of these.


Expert Answer

Step 1

A shock wave is the waves produced when the disturbance of the medium becomes faster than the speed of the sound. It also produced when the speed of the aircraft exceeds or equal to the speed of sound.

Step 2

During the flight of aircraft or other similar flying objects, a shock wave is produced. The ...

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