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# Armed with highly sensitive detection equipment, you are

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Problem 18E

Armed with highly sensitive detection equipment, you are in the front of a railroad car that is accelerating forward. Your friend at the rear of the car shines green light toward you. Do you find the light to be red-shifted (lowered in frequency), blue-shifted (increased in frequency), or neither? Explain. (?Hint: Think in terms of the principle of equivalence. What is your accelerating railroad car equivalent to?)

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AY 101: Week 5 Lecture Notes: Feb. 14 & 16 Light I. What Is Light i. Light is energy, a wave, a particle, and sight. a. Light as Electromagnetic Waves a. Properties of light: i. Speed: 300,000 km/s ii. Wavelength: varies, but is defined as the spatial distance from peak to peak. b. The Electromagnetic Spectrum:  Must know the basic rays/waves and their order for exam 2! II. What Are Radio Waves i. Radio waves are long wavelengths of light, NOT sound! 1. Broadcasters encode audio signals in the amplitude

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