When you hear a sonic boom, you often cannot see the plane that made it. Why is that?
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If the plane is traveling at the supersonic speeds, it is going faster than the speed of its sound. As a result, a pressure (sound is variation in pressure) wave is produced in the shape of the cone whose vertex is at the nose of the plane, and whose base is behind the plane. The angle opening of the cone depends on the actual speed the plane is traveling at. All of the sound pressure is contained...
Textbook: College Physics
Author: Paul Peter Urone, Roger Hinrichs
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