(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

I have a problem that asks to derive the doppler effect for the two different cases of a moving observer and a moving source.

2. Relevant equations

I should get f' = f*(v +/- vo)/(v +/- vs) as my general equation, where f' is the observed frequency and f is the frequency of the wave.

3. The attempt at a solution

I wish I had more work to show, but I'm not really sure how to derive formulas. Where should I begin?

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# Homework Help: Deriving the Doppler Effect

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