Doppler Effect in Sound Waves Calculator

The Doppler Effect in Sound Waves Calculator will calculate the:

  1. Frequency of sound waves due to the Doppler Effect
Doppler Effect in Sound Waves Calculator
Sound Source Properties (choose one)
Detector (Sound receiver) Properties (choose one)
Doppler Effect in Sound Waves Calculator Results (detailed calculations and formula below)
The frequency of sound due to the Doppler Effect is Hz (Hertz)
Frequency of sound due to the Doppler Effect calculation
f = v ± vd/v ± vs × f0
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f = / ×
f = ×
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The Doppler Effect In Sound Waves Calculator Input Values
Speed of sound wave (v) m/s
Original sound frequency (f0) Hz
Speed of the sound source (vs) m/s
Speed of detector (receiver) (vd) m/s

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The Doppler Effect In Sound Waves Calculator rules and considerations for use

The following sign rules apply to the values entered into the The Doppler Effect In Sound Waves Calculator when computed within the formula:

  1. The speed of sound waves is always taken as positive in the formula
  2. If the source is moving towards the detector, vs will be applied as a minus value in the formula
  3. If the source is moving away from the detector, vs will be applied as a positive value in the formula
  4. If the detector is moving towards the source, vd will be applied as a positive value in the formula
  5. If the detector is moving away from the source, vd will be applied as a minus value in the formula
  6. If the source or the detector are stationary then their values are zero in the formula and the calculator input to enter the value will be hidden (to prevent miscalculation)

The appropriate math sign is applied within the formula based on the properties of the problem (source moving towards the detector, source moving away from the detector, detector moving towards the source, detector moving away from the source or both source and detector and stationary).

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Frequency of sound due to the Doppler Effect Formula and Calculation

f = v ± vd/v ± vs × f0

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