shock wave


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shock wave

1. A compression wave produced by a shock such as an earthquake or explosion that is characterized by a sudden change in air pressure, density, and velocity.
2. An electromagnetic or sonic shock wave focused at a specific target (e.g., within the body).
3. A sudden disruption. See: extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy; shock wave
See also: wave
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2009) was used in calculating the pressure profiles before and after a shock wave occurred.
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2, 3] used the method of nonstandard analysis developed by Robinson [4] to derive the jump conditions for converging shock wave in a perfect gas.
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