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Propagation of a shock front, a narrow region in a fluid over which its thermodynamic state changes markedly.
The thickness of the front is of order a few
mean free paths
in the medium ahead of the
Bradley, J. N. 1962. Shock Waves in Chemistry and Physics. 1–2.
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