Say we have an observer in perfectly circular motion around a source, like a star.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Is it reasonable to apply the angle change formula ##cos \theta_o = \frac{cos \theta_s - \frac{v}{c}}{1-\frac{v}{c}cos \theta_s}## and then take the component of the motion parallel to the light wave in the observers frame and apply the doppler shift formula to it in order to obtain a doppler shift?

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# I Doppler shift for an observer in circular motion

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