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orangephysik
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 Homework Statement:

A source at rest is at a distance of s_0 = 1.7 km from you and you measure a frequency of f_0 = 520 Hz. At time t = 0 the source moves directly towards you with a constant acceleration. When the source reaches you, you measure a frequency of f_1 = 1040 Hz.
a) What is the acceleration of the source and at which time t does the source reach you?
 Relevant Equations:
 Measured frequency, f_Source * = f_0 (1/ (1  [v_source / v_phasefront] )
Hi. I need help with part a).
I calculated the wavelength of the source by using the formula f_0 = v_phasefront / λ and got λ = (343 m/s) / (520 Hz) = 0.6596 m.
And then I set up an equation for the velocity of the source v(t) = a*t (with v(t = 0 )= 0 m/s) and s(t) = 1/2 * at^2 + s_0. But I just have no idea how I can find the acceleration with these information.
I calculated the wavelength of the source by using the formula f_0 = v_phasefront / λ and got λ = (343 m/s) / (520 Hz) = 0.6596 m.
And then I set up an equation for the velocity of the source v(t) = a*t (with v(t = 0 )= 0 m/s) and s(t) = 1/2 * at^2 + s_0. But I just have no idea how I can find the acceleration with these information.