Pentcho Valev

2017-08-04 13:54:57 UTC

In explaining the relativistic Doppler effect for light, at 6:09 in the video below, Brian Greene derives the formula

𝛎_obs = 1/Δt' = γ(c-v)/λ

where 𝛎_obs is the frequency measured by the moving observer, γ is the Lorentz factor, c is the speed of the light relative to the stationary source, v is the speed at which the observer moves away from the source, λ is the wavelength:

"The Relativistic Doppler Effect - Video"

Accordingly, the speed of the light waves relative to the moving observer is

c' = λ(𝛎_obs) = γ(c-v),

in violation of Einstein's relativity.

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𝛎_obs = 1/Δt' = γ(c-v)/λ

where 𝛎_obs is the frequency measured by the moving observer, γ is the Lorentz factor, c is the speed of the light relative to the stationary source, v is the speed at which the observer moves away from the source, λ is the wavelength:

"The Relativistic Doppler Effect - Video"

Accordingly, the speed of the light waves relative to the moving observer is

c' = λ(𝛎_obs) = γ(c-v),

in violation of Einstein's relativity.

Pentcho Valev