## Suppose a radar gun sends out radio waves with a frequency of 2,000,000.0 Hz. The waves bounce off a moving car and return with a frequency

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Suppose a radar gun sends out radio waves with a frequency of 2,000,000.0 Hz. The waves bounce off a moving car and return with a frequency of 2,000,000.2 Hz. If the speed of light is 300,000,000 m/s, what is the velocity of the car

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6 months 2021-07-29T00:31:41+00:00 1 Answers 12 views 0

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300,000,030m/s

Explanation:

Using the relationship between frequency and speed of a wave;

F ∝ V

F = kV

k = F/V

F1/V1 = F2/V2 = k

Let F1 be the frequency of the radio wave = 2,000,000.0Hz

V1 be the speed of light = 300,000,000m/s

F2 = frequency produced by the car = 2,000,000.2Hz

V2 be the velocity of the moving car

Substituting this values in the equation above;

2,000,000/300,000,000 = 2,000,000.2/V2

Cross multiplying

2,000,000V2 = 300,000,000×2,000,000.2

2V2 = 300×2,000,000.2

V2 = 150×2,000,000.2

V2 = 300,000,030m/s

The velocity of the car is 300,000,030m/s