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written by Michael Fowler and Heather Welch
This Flash animation provides a simulation of the Doppler effect. The user can change the speed of the wave source and can move a microphone to detect the wave frequency at different points relative to the moving source. The resulting wave pattern can be both observed and heard. Instructional notes outlining the details of the Doppler effect are provided.

This material is part of a web site for a second semester physics course for majors covering gravity, fluids, waves, and thermodynamics.

Please note that this resource requires Flash.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Oscillations & Waves
- Wave Motion
= Doppler Effect
= Shock Waves
- Lower Undergraduate
- Middle School
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- application/flash
- text/html
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© 2003 Michael Fowler
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Metadata instance created July 30, 2008 by Taha Mzoughi
Record Updated:
February 20, 2013 by Bruce Mason
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when Cataloged:
July 9, 2007
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Record Link
AIP Format
M. Fowler and H. Welch, (2003), WWW Document, (http://galileoandeinstein.physics.virginia.edu/more_stuff/flashlets/doppler.htm).
AJP/PRST-PER
M. Fowler and H. Welch, The Doppler Effect, (2003), <http://galileoandeinstein.physics.virginia.edu/more_stuff/flashlets/doppler.htm>.
APA Format
Fowler, M., & Welch, H. (2007, July 9). The Doppler Effect. Retrieved September 20, 2014, from http://galileoandeinstein.physics.virginia.edu/more_stuff/flashlets/doppler.htm
Chicago Format
Fowler, Michael, and Heather Welch. The Doppler Effect. July 9, 2007. http://galileoandeinstein.physics.virginia.edu/more_stuff/flashlets/doppler.htm (accessed 20 September 2014).
MLA Format
Fowler, Michael, and Heather Welch. The Doppler Effect. 2003. 9 July 2007. 20 Sep. 2014 <http://galileoandeinstein.physics.virginia.edu/more_stuff/flashlets/doppler.htm>.
BibTeX Export Format
@misc{ Author = "Michael Fowler and Heather Welch", Title = {The Doppler Effect}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {20 September 2014}, Month = {July 9, 2007}, Year = {2003} }
Refer Export Format

%A Michael Fowler
%A Heather Welch
%T The Doppler Effect
%D July 9, 2007
%U http://galileoandeinstein.physics.virginia.edu/more_stuff/flashlets/doppler.htm
%O application/flash

EndNote Export Format

%0 Electronic Source
%A Fowler, Michael
%A Welch, Heather
%D July 9, 2007
%T The Doppler Effect
%V 2014
%N 20 September 2014
%8 July 9, 2007
%9 application/flash
%U http://galileoandeinstein.physics.virginia.edu/more_stuff/flashlets/doppler.htm


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