There are two parts to this but i solved the first part:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

in part a) i was to show, for an electomagnetic wave reflected back to its source from a mirror approaching at speed v, that the reflected wave had frequency [tex] f=f_{source}\frac{c+v}{c-v}[/tex] where fsource is the source frequency and c is the speed of light.

now i am asked: when v is much less than c, the beat frequency is much smaller than the transmitted frequency. In this case use the approximation [tex] f + f_{source}\approx 2f_{source}[/tex] and show that the beat frequency can be written:

[tex]f_{beat}=\frac{2v}{\lambda}[/tex]

i dont know how to go about this. I was thinking to solve for fsource and put it into the equation from part a. but this doesnt work...any help

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# Homework Help: Beat frequency

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