speed from delta lambda and lambda

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Equation / Last modified by KurtHeckman on 2015/10/30 14:38
speed from delta lambda and lambda
Variable Instructions Datatype
shift in wavelength specify shift in wavelength Decimal (nm)
unshifted wavelength specify original unshifted wavelength Decimal (nm)
Type
Equation
Category
vCommons
Contents
2 variables
Rating
ID
sspickle.speed from delta lambda and lambda
UUID
ee3b881f-7b81-11e5-a3bb-bc764e2038f2

For objects moving a speeds well below the speed of light there is a simple relationship between the speed of the object, the shift in the wavelength of the light emitted by the object, and the unshifted wavelength of the light (what the wavelength would be if the object were not moving). This equation computes that speed based on the other two numbers.