Days of Thunder: First Ride
00:00:00 - 00:02:08
  • Physics → Waves → Doppler Effect

Cole Trickle performs his first ride around the racetrack and finishes with an impressive time. As the car travels around the track, the sound of the motor changes in pitch.

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  1. How are the sound waves emitted from the car affected by the car's motion?
  2. What about the sound of the car changes: the frequency or wavelength? Why?

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