Mach Number

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The Mach Number calculator computes the mach speed of an object based on the velocity of the object and the local speed of sound.

INSTRUCTIONS: Choose units and enter the following:

  • (V)  This is the velocity of the object
  • (Vs) This is the localized Speed of Sound

Mach Number (M): The calculator returns the mach number rounded to the nearest 1,000th

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The Math / Science

Mach number (M or Ma) is a dimensionless quantity representing the ratio of speed of an object moving through a fluid and the local speed of sound

The formula for Mach Number is:

     `M = V / V_s `

where:

  • M is the Mach Number
  • V is the velocity of the object
  • Vs is the localized Speed of Sound

The Speed of Sound in dry air is 343.2 meters per second