1. Not finding help here? Sign up for a free 30min tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Sonic Boom problem

  1. Apr 26, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A supersonic aircraft is flying parallel to the
    ground. When the aircraft is directly over-
    head, an observer sees a rocket fired from the
    aircraft. 9.28 s later the observer hears the
    sonic boom, followed 3.61 s later by the sound
    of the rocket engine.
    What is the Mach number of the aircraft?

    2. Relevant equations

    Vplane = Machplanevsound

    And that's all I really know...

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I'm standed on this one. The homework was covering soundwaves but he didn't talk about sonic waves for more than 3 minutes in class, and the textbook is really really non-descriptive. Any jumpstarts you guys can give me would be great, but I don't see how you're supposed to get anywhere with just two time variables.

    Thanks alot for the patience!
     
  2. jcsd
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Can you offer guidance or do you also need help?
Draft saved Draft deleted



Similar Discussions: Sonic Boom problem
  1. Optics problem (Replies: 0)

  2. Electronics Problem (Replies: 0)

Loading...