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Old   February 27, 2004, 23:35
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is it possible to use the method of characteristics to capture a shock.could someone tell me how?

how will the characteristics look like on either side of the shock.Could my equations change from hyperbolic to eliptic across the shock?

i would appreciate it if someone could clarify the above pts.
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