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|
|Date Deposited:||01 Jul 2004|
|Last Modified:||06 Jan 2012 10:13|
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