# doppler effect

SHANMUKESHWAR
461 Points
9 years ago
the apperent change in frequency of a wave motion due to relative motion between source and listener is called dopppler effect
raju p
49 Points
9 years ago
i can give you an example     if you are standing  on the platform suddenly sound raises then you will feel the train was came to near this is the doppler effect................  the clear change in frequency of  a wave motion due to relative motion between source and listener is known as DOPPLER EFFECT
KUNCHAM SAMPATH
402 Points
9 years ago

The Doppler effect is observed whenever the source of waves is moving with respect to an observer. The Doppler effect can be described as the effect produced by a moving source of waves in which there is an apparent upward shift in frequency for observers towards whom the source is approaching and an apparent downward shift in frequency for observers from whom the source is receding. It is important to note that the effect does not result because of an actual change in the frequency of the source. Using the example above, the bug is still producing disturbances at a rate of 2 disturbances per second; it just appears to the observer whom the bug is approaching that the disturbances are being produced at a frequency greater than 2 disturbances/second. The effect is only observed because the distance between observer B and the bug is decreasing and the distance between observer A and the bug is increasing.

The Doppler effect can be observed for any type of wave - water wave, sound wave, light wave, etc. We are most familiar with the Doppler effect because of our experiences with sound waves. Perhaps you recall an instance in which a police car or emergency vehicle was traveling towards you on the highway. As the car approached with its siren blasting, the pitch of the siren sound (a measure of the siren's frequency) was high; and then suddenly after the car passed by, the pitch of the siren sound was low. That was the Doppler effect - an apparent shift in frequency for a sound wave produced by a moving source.

RAKESH CHINDAM
428 Points
9 years ago
dopppler effectThe apperent change in frequency of a wave motion due to relative motion between source and listener is called
sumanth
38 Points
8 years ago
The Doppler effect (or Doppler shift) is the change in frequency of a wave (or other periodic event) for an observer moving relative to its source. It is named after the Austrian physicist Christian Doppler, who proposed it in 1842 in Prague.it is called Doppler effect
the clear change in frequency of  a wave motion due to relative motion between source and listener is known as DOPPLER EFFECT