Ernst Mach

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  • Who is Ernst Mach?

    Who is Ernst Mach?
    Ernst Mach was born February 18, 1838. He was a major influence in the fields of physics, philosophy, and physiological psychology. The most distinguishable physics study of Ernst Mach is the term of the speed of sound, which is named after him. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dOwsW_WicY
  • Ernst Mach Education and Teaching

    Ernst Mach Education and Teaching
    Ernst Mach majored in physics at the University of Vienna from 1855 to 1861. He taught from 1864 until 1867. He remained in a Chair at Prague until 1895, and then held a Chair in the History and Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences at Vienna until 1901 after suffering from a stroke 3 years prior to his retirement. Pojman, Paul. "Ernst Mach." 03 Mar. 2019. Web. 28 Sept. 2020.
  • Doppler Theory Contributions

    Doppler Theory Contributions
    Mach gave significant contributions to Christian Doppler's "Doppler theory". The Doppler Theory concluded that the frequency of sound changes based on the movement to and from the intended recipient. Mach used a six-foot tube and a whistle to confirm that the Doppler effect was real. Pojman, Paul. "Ernst Mach." 03 Mar. 2019. Web. 28 Sept. 2020.
  • What is Mach?

    What is Mach?
    The coined term "Mach" relates to the speed of sound. "Mach 1 is the speed of sound in a given medium," (Pojman, 2019). Mach numbers are not exact quantities because the speed of sound varies depending on the environment the sound of moving through. Mach is highly utilized in modern aerodynamics. Pojman, Paul. "Ernst Mach." 03 Mar. 2019. Web. 28 Sept. 2020.
  • Mach's Impacts

    Mach's Impacts
    Ernst Mach made many advancements in science. He passed away near Munich on February 19, 1916. Many paradigms and scientific theories have changed over the years, however, Mach Number is still used to date.