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Homework Help: Wave properiies of supersonic jets

  1. Dec 12, 2005 #1
    Teachers Question:
    Why are the air bases of super sonic jets usually located far away from cities? Your response should discuss wave properties.

    I don't know what to answer. I have searched everywhere for it. Please help me!!
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  3. Dec 12, 2005 #2


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    Have you ever heard a sonic boom?
  4. Dec 12, 2005 #3
    I am guessing that as the sonic jets take off they break the sound barrier and it will break the glass of people's houses once they take off. Also that it is too noisy

    But how do I discuss wave properties?
  5. Dec 12, 2005 #4
    http://www.kettering.edu/~drussell/Demos/doppler/doppler.html [Broken]

    Check this site out, should show you everything. Cool pictures of the boom as well which I never knew was visible.
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  6. Dec 12, 2005 #5
    Thanks for your help!
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