Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 129, Issue 1, pp 11–17 | Cite as

Self-similar flow behind a spherical shock with varying strength in an inhomogeneous self-gravitating medium

  • S. N. Ojha
  • Onkar Nath


The self-similar model of a shock wave, produced on account of an instantaneous release of energy in an inhomogeneous self-gravitating gaseous mass, has been discussed with the help of equations of motion and equilibrium conditions. The disturbances are headed by a shock of variable strength. The variation of velocity density, pressure, and mass have been discussed for the different values of strength of the shock.


Shock Wave Equilibrium Condition Gaseous Mass Variable Strength Instantaneous Release 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. N. Ojha
    • 1
  • Onkar Nath
    • 1
  1. 1.S.C. CollegeBalliaIndia

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