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Mini-Quiz: Doppler Effect Equations for Light

by Ron Kurtus

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. What is the red-shift frequency equation?

fr = f(1 − vr/c)

fr = f(1 + vr/c)

fr = f(1 − c/vr)

2. If the velocity of an object towards you increases, what happens to the wavelength of the light?

It turns blue

No change is noticed

The wavelength is less than the original spectral line

3. If the observed wavelength λr equals the emitted wavelength, what is vr?




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