General Shock Conditions

  1. H. C. Heard,
  2. I. Y. Borg,
  3. N. L. Carter and
  4. C. B. Raleigh
  1. Montgomery H. Johnson and
  2. Edward Teller

Published Online: 15 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM016p0313

Flow and Fracture of Rocks

Flow and Fracture of Rocks

How to Cite

Johnson, M. H. and Teller, E. (1972) General Shock Conditions, in Flow and Fracture of Rocks (eds H. C. Heard, I. Y. Borg, N. L. Carter and C. B. Raleigh), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM016p0313

Author Information

  1. Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, University of California, Livermore, California 94550

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1972

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900162

Online ISBN: 9781118664063



  • Entropy;
  • Hydromagnetic shocks;
  • Nonrelativistic limit;
  • Shock and fluid speeds;
  • Transverse magnetic field


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Shock Conditions

  • Shock and Fluid Speeds

  • Limiting Cases

  • Compression

  • Hydromagnetic Shocks

  • Change of Entropy