@There is no exaggeration to say that the development of aerospace
engineering is own to aerodynamics. Due to the nature of compressible
fluid, shock waves have been paid a special interest with increasing of
the speed of aircraft. Therefore, the research on shock waves has been
acting@crucial role to make historical events true, such as the manned-
supersonic flight and the manned-re-entry from outer space. Generally,
shock waves appear around the objects flying at supersonic speed while an
energy release in a minute region generates shock waves too. Then, we do
not only need the view of aerodynamics but also that of high-speed
dynamics to recognize physics of shock waves. In this course, from the
view of high-speed dynamics, we will acquire the characteristics of shock
waves, and the involvement with the history of science and technology.
Simultaneously, the practical training of technical English will be done.