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published by Dan Russell
This web page provides animations that show the physics of the Doppler effect and the formation of shockwaves from sound waves generated by a moving source. Photos show shockwaves of a bullet, an airplane, and a supersonic land vehicle. Links provide further information.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
- Dynamics of Fluids
General Physics
- General
Waves and Pendula
- Wave Motion
= Doppler Effect
= Shock Waves
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
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- Learners
- text/html
- image/gif
- image/jpeg
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2007 Daniel Russel
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Keywords: doppler effect, fluids, sonic boom , sound , speed of sound , supersonic
Record Creator: Metadata instance created June 29, 2007 by Andrew Coughlin
Record Updated: Sep 12, 2013 by Cathy Ezrailson
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