Doppler Effect Animated

A previous post described the Doppler effect in a simplified manner as it relates to movement and sound waves.  This post expands on this somewhat by providing a series of Doppler effect animated images to clarify the role of a moving object and its impact on the sound.  It has been said that a picture…

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Does Motion Affect Sound?

Does motion affect sound?   If you pay attention, your ears will most likely tell you the answer is “yes,” specifically in frequency.  This effect is readily noticed with respect to the sound from fast-moving vehicles.  When vehicles pass close to you, you will hear its sound suddenly change in pitch (frequency) just at the…

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