New Doppler effect formula
The special theory of relativity takes particular pride in the transverse Doppler effect (TDE). Apart from Voigt’s (1887) work which has an incomplete explanation, the equation from which the TDE is derived is first seen in Einstein’s (1905) work. However, in this equation, the cosine of the angle and Lorentz factor are inserted arbitrarily. This paper will, through calculation and with precision (without postulates, without additional assumptions, and without approximation), derive a general formula for the Doppler effect at an arbitrary angle between the direction of motion of the source and the direction in which the observer receives the signal. Finally, the longitudinal Doppler effect and TDE can be obtained quite naturally from this formula.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: December 1, 2016
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