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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

Special Relativity 3 - The Doppler Shift for Sound
Speaker(s): Richard Epp
Abstract: Continuation of a thought experiment from SR-2 leading up to a derivation of the familiar Doppler shift for sound in air. Learning Outcomes: The real meaning of Newton’s assumption of absolute (or universal) time; Understanding the Doppler shift for sound in terms of a spacetime diagram; How to derive the (non-relativistic) Doppler shift formula for sound as a consequence of assuming Newton’s universal time.
Date: 10/08/2008 - 9:00 am
Collection: ISSYP Virtual
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