Doppler effect

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Synonyms for Doppler effect

change in the apparent frequency of a wave as observer and source move toward or away from each other

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where [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] being wavevectors Doppler-shifted due to the source motion from their zero-v value, K; [Lambda] = 2[pi]/K, and [OMEGA] = cK; [OMEGA]= [OMEGA]q for the classical electromagnetic radiation.
For close to a century, scientists have known that the wavelengths of light from a rapidly receding source in out space also get Doppler-shifted to lower frequencies and so appear redder than they would if their source remained stationary.
As these emissions travel through space, their original spectrum would appear to shift in the same way as Doppler-shifted light.
A car horn Doppler-shifted as it screamed past, startling the teenage alpha-male out of his inane reverie.