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Plz Solve this - Relating to Doppler frequency

  1. Nov 17, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    For a mobile receiver operating at a frequency of 900MHz and moving at 100Km/hr.

    2. Relevant equations
    Find Doppler frequency.

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Nov 17, 2009 #2


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    Hi jerin_007! Welcome to PF! :wink:

    Show us what you've tried, and where you're stuck, and then we'll know how to help! :smile:
  4. Nov 17, 2009 #3
    Its just a single formula.. I need to know that.
  5. Nov 18, 2009 #4


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    ok …

    then what equations has your professor given you on the subject (or what equations does your book give you)?

    and which of those equations do you think will work in this case?
  6. Nov 18, 2009 #5
    If that so.. i could have found it.. All i know is how to find doppler spread.. But doppler frequency i cant think of and it isn't there in the book.
  7. Nov 18, 2009 #6


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    You obviously have access to a computer with an internet connection. Search for Doppler shift or Doppler effect, and see what you find.
  8. Nov 18, 2009 #7
    This looks like a simple doppler shift problem:

    you should state which direction of motion the moblie phone is in, this determines whether the the phone is redshifting or blueshifting, so that we know what formulas to use.

    i'm going to guess you're dropping the mobile phone down something, which means redshifting.

    Which should be (correct me if i'm wrong): f1 = f(C1/(C1+Vs))

    Where C1 = Speed of sound (343 ms-1)
    f = is the original frequency (900hz)
    Vs = the speed of the source (mobile phone 100km/hr)
    f1 = new frequency

    The phone is redshifting therefore the frequency will be less, i'll let you work the rest out.

    quite interesting too, i have an exam question similar to this that is very soon.
  9. Nov 19, 2009 #8
    Thanks phycud....
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