a Physics problem

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fznfire
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a Physics problem

Postby fznfire » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:03 am

According to Doppler's law, the movement of source and the movement of receiver will lead to different frequency. Does this violate relativity which says that the law in all inertial frames are the same?

admissionprof
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Re: a Physics problem

Postby admissionprof » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:23 pm

fznfire wrote:According to Doppler's law, the movement of source and the movement of receiver will lead to different frequency. Does this violate relativity which says that the law in all inertial frames are the same?


No. Only the relative velocity enters into the formula - you must be looking at the nonrelativistic version. This forum is not the appropriate place for this question...




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