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

a) Calculate the Doppler shift due to a relative velocity of 3cm/sec.

b) Fine [itex]\Delta E/E[/itex], where [itex]E = 14.4keV[/itex] and [itex]\Delta E[/itex] is the Doppler shift obtained in (a).

2. Relevant equations

[itex] \frac{f_{0}}{f_{s}}=\frac{c}{c+v_{s}}[/itex]

3. The attempt at a solution

So I'm working on the assumption that the non-relativistic Doppler equation I showed above is appropriate (3cm/sec is certainly non-relativistic). So following that I arrive at a Doppler shift of 440Hz. Which would be ~1.8E-12eV assuming [itex]E=fh[/itex]. Which makes part (b) 1.25E-16eV. Something seems wrong with my reasoning, but I have no idea what. Have I barked up the wrong tree!?!

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# Homework Help: Doppler Shift as Applied to Nuclear Structure and Spectroscopy

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