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PHY3063 R. D. Field Department of Physics Chapter1_19.doc University of Florida Relativistic Doppler Shift ( general case ) Consider an observer at rest in the O-frame and a light source moving with velocity c V / r r = β . Then the observed period, wavelength, and frequency are given by ) ˆ 1 ( ) ˆ 1 ( ) ˆ 1 ( 0 0 0 r f f r T r T + = + = + = γ λ r r r ) ˆ 1 ( ) ˆ 1 ( ) ˆ 1 ( 0 0 0 r f f r T r T + = + = + = r r r with 2 1 / 1 / = = c V r r and where T 0 , λ 0 , and f 0 are the period, wavelength, and frequency of the light in the frame at rest with the source. Case I “away” ( = r ˆ r ): 0 0 0 0 1 1 ) 1 ( 1 1 ) 1 ( f f f away away + = + = + = + = Case II “toward” (
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Unformatted text preview: − = ⋅ r ˆ r ): 1 1 ) 1 ( 1 1 ) 1 ( f f f toward toward − + = − = + − = − = Case III “transverse” ( ˆ = ⋅ r r ): γλ f f transverse transverse = = y x V O-frame r Relativistic Doppler Shift! Classical Doppler Shift ( β << 1)! Transverse Doppler Shift!...
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This note was uploaded on 05/29/2011 for the course PHY 3063 taught by Professor Field during the Spring '07 term at University of Florida.

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