Mach angle

\ ˈmäk-, ˈmȧk- \

Definition of Mach angle

: half of the vertex angle of a Mach cone whose sine is the ratio of the speed of sound to the speed of a moving body

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History and Etymology for Mach angle

after Ernst Mach †1916 Austrian physicist and philosopher

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“Mach angle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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