A comparison of the electromagnetic and acoustic doppler effects using geometrical diagrams

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Students often find the difference in the electromagnetic and the acoustic Doppler formulae somewhat puzzling. As is shown below, geometrical diagrams and the concept of 'event' - a point in spacetime having coordinates (x,y,z,t) - can be a useful and simple way to explain the physical background behind the fundamental differences between the two kinds of Doppler phenomena.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)368-373
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Education
Volume44
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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A comparison of the electromagnetic and acoustic doppler effects using geometrical diagrams. / Bokor, N.

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