Doppler Effect in Light Waves Calculator

The Doppler Effect in Light Waves Calculator will calculate the:

  1. Frequency of light waves due to the Doppler Effect when the source and receiver are separating from each other (red shift)
  2. Frequency of light waves due to the Doppler Effect when the source and receiver are approaching each other (blue shift)
Doppler Effect in Light Waves Calculator
Doppler Effect in Light Waves Calculator Results (detailed calculations and formula below)
The frequency of light waves due to the Doppler Effect when the source and receiver are separating from each other (red shift) is Hz (Hertz)
The frequency of light waves due to the Doppler Effect when the source and receiver are approaching each other (blue shift) is Hz (Hertz)
Frequency of light waves due to the Doppler Effect when source and receiver are separating calculation
f1 = f0 × √1 - v/c/1 + v/c
f1 = × √1 - //1 + /
f1 = × √1 - /1 +
f1 = × √/
f1 = × √
f1 = ×
f1 =
Frequency of light waves due to the Doppler Effect when source and receiver are approaching each other calculation
f2 = f0 × √1 + v/c/1 - v/c
f2 = × √1 + //1 - /
f2 = × √1 + /1 -
f2 = × √/
f2 = × √
f2 = ×
f2 =
The Doppler Effect In Light Waves Calculator Input Values
Speed of light in vacuum (c) m/s
Original light frequency emitted by the source (f0) Hz
Speed of the light source (v) m/s

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  1. Waves medium is considered as uniform (vacuum).
  2. The receiver (any human on the Earth surface) is considered at rest.

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Frequency of light waves due to the Doppler Effect when source and receiver are separating Formula and Calculation

f1 = f0 × √1 - v/c/1 + v/c

This formula derives from the Doppler Effect formula of light waves when the source and receiver are approaching each other

The Doppler Effect formula of light waves when the source and receiver are approaching each other Formula

f = f0 × √1 + β/1 - β

where β = v/c

Frequency of light waves due to the Doppler Effect when source and receiver are approaching each other Formula and Calculation

f2 = f0 × √1 + v/c/1 - v/c

This formula derives from the Doppler Effect formula of light waves when the source and receiver are approaching each other

The Doppler Effect formula of light waves when the source and receiver are approaching each other Formula

f = f0 × √1 + β/1 - β

where β = v/c

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