Mach number facts for kids
A mach number is a number that describes speed. It is a measure of the speed of an object compared to the speed of sound. Mach number is given as a percentage compared to the local speed of sound. For example, half the speed of sound = Mach 0.5.
Where v is the speed of the object, and a is the speed of sound.
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