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written by Wolfgang Christian
At this site, you can investigate the waves produced by a moving object, and you get to control the speed. You find out how the object's motion produces the change in the observed wave frequency--the Doppler shift. The waves fade away nicely as time passes so the display stays uncluttered and easy to interpret. For a related calculation, click on "Example of Curricular Material." This simulation of the Doppler effect is a Physlet produced at Davidson College.
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Fluids
- Dynamics of Fluids
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
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Keywords: Doppler effect, waves
Record Creator: Metadata instance created June 19, 2006 by Ed Lee
Record Updated: Jul 03, 2006 by Bruce Mason
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W. Christian, , WWW Document, (http://webphysics.davidson.edu/Applets/Doppler/Doppler.html).
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W. Christian, Doppler Physlet, <http://webphysics.davidson.edu/Applets/Doppler/Doppler.html>.
APA Format
Christian, W. (n.d.). Doppler Physlet. Retrieved August 1, 2014, from http://webphysics.davidson.edu/Applets/Doppler/Doppler.html
Chicago Format
Christian, Wolfgang. Doppler Physlet. http://webphysics.davidson.edu/Applets/Doppler/Doppler.html (accessed 1 August 2014).
MLA Format
Christian, Wolfgang. Doppler Physlet. 1 Aug. 2014 <http://webphysics.davidson.edu/Applets/Doppler/Doppler.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "Wolfgang Christian", Title = {Doppler Physlet}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {1 August 2014}, Year = {} }
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