The Doppler Effect: Definition, Examples & Applications

Instructions:

Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

question 1 of 3

When a light source is quickly approaching you, you may perceive a

Create Your Account To Take This Quiz

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 75,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Try it risk-free
Try it risk-free for 30 days. Cancel anytime.
Already registered? Log in here for access

1. While the actual frequency does not change, the apparent frequency may change if the wave source is

2. An ambulance siren moving toward you will have a _____ pitch than when it is traveling away from you.

Create your account to access this entire worksheet
A Premium account gives you access to all lesson, practice exams, quizzes & worksheets
Access to all video lessons
Quizzes, practice exams & worksheets
Certificate of Completion
Access to instructors
Create an account to get started Create Account

About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz's questions focus on your understanding of how the Doppler effect is related to sound. You'll have to use your knowledge of key phrases to determine what happens in particular scenarios.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz tests you on the following topics:

  • Sonic booms
  • Blue shifts
  • Red shifts
  • Frequency
  • Pitch

Skills Practiced

You will practice these skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding actual and apparent frequency and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding sonic booms
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about an ambulance siren

Additional Learning

Peruse the related lesson called The Doppler Effect: Definition, Examples & Applications. The lesson will help you absorb even more information about the Doppler effect, including:

  • Sound waves and shock waves
  • Edwin Hubble and Vesto Slipher
  • Light waves
Support