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.
Explains the Doppler effect, derives the formula for the effect, and solves an example problem. This video looks at the situation where the source is moving.
The Doppler effect is explained for a moving observer and the formula for this situation is derived.
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.
Reviews the Doppler shift and the calculation of observed frequencies.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Doppler Effect.
This is an activity for students to complete while reading the Doppler Shift Concept
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.