Students will learn what the Doppler effect is and how to determine frequencies and speeds using the Doppler shift equations.
An example is used to explain why the Doppler effect is different depending on if the source of the sound or the observer is moving.
Calculate the change in frequency of a wave due to a moving source, or the velocity of the source given the new Doppler shifted frequency.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Doppler Effect.
This study guide gives an overview of mechanical waves and the characteristics of transverse waves and longitudinal waves. It also looks at wave interaction: interference (constructive and destructive), beat frequency, standing wave, resonance, and the Doppler effect.