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The characteristic rule for shocks

Prasad, P and Ravindran, R and Sau, A (1991) The characteristic rule for shocks. In: Applied Mathematics Letters, 4 (1). pp. 5-8.

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The characteristic rule has so simplified the solution of problems of shock propagation that many researchers have used it, far beyond its realms of validity. With the help of a simple example we show that it fails to even come close to the exact solution in most cases.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Elsevier Science Ltd.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Mathematics
Depositing User: L.Kaini Mahemei
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2004
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2012 10:13
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/474

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