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The compressible flow is a subset of fluid mechanics/hydraulics and therefore the knowledge development followed the understanding of incompressible flow. Early contributors were motivated from a purely intellectual curiosity, while most later contributions were driven by necessity. As a result, for a long time the question of the speed of sound was bounced around.
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