Doppler Effect and Other Causes of Frequency Shift |

**Doppler Effect / Shift in General** > s.a. sound;
wave phenomena; Doppler Lensing.

* __Idea__: The change in
frequency of a wave when the source is moving with respect to the observer.

* __Redshift__: Can be used
as a quantitative measure of frequency/wavelength shift; It is defined as
the quantity *z*:=
(*λ*_{2} −
*λ*_{1})
/ *λ*_{1}
= *ω*_{1}
/ *ω*_{2} − 1.

@ __General references__:
Seddon & Bearpark Sci(03)nov [inverse effect];
Barreiro et al PRL(06)qp [rotational, from light angular momentum];
Drake & Purvis AJP(14)jan [from the postulates of relativity];
Lewis AusP-a1605 [unified view];
Nolte PT(20)mar [history].

@ __Experiments__: Bernal & Bilbao AJP(07)mar [optical, using rotating mirrors];
Friedman a0912 [test, accelerated source];
Giuliani EJP(13),
EJP(14) [in rotating systems].

> __Online resources__:
see Wikipedia page.

**Relativistic Doppler Shift**

* __Longitudinal__: For source
and observer moving at speed *v* with respect to each other,

*T '* = (1−*β*^{2})^{1/2} *T* .

* __Transversal__: The
period changes according to *T '* = *γ T*.

* __In general__: The
period and wavelength change according to

*T '* = (1+*β*cos*θ*)
/ (1−*β*^{2})
*T* , *λ* = [(1+*β*cos*θ*)
/ (1−*β*^{2})^{1/2}]
*λ*_{0} .

@ __General references__:
Bertotti GRG(98),
MPLA(98) [moving medium];
Mashhoon PLA(02)gq [helicity-rotation effect];
Ruggiero et al IJMPD(06)gq [and light bending in general relativity];
Giuliani EJP(15)-a1502 [for photons, theory and experiment].

@ __Special cases and applications__:
Carrera & Giulini CQG(06)gq [spacecraft tracking, in FLRW spacetime];
Radosz et al PLA(09)-a0901 [Schwarzschild spacetime, factorization
into relativistic, kinematical and gravitational contributions];
Bunney & Gradoni a1912 [in curved spacetime, coupling with gravitational redshift];
> s.a. Mössbauer Rotor Experiment.

**Cosmological Redhift** > s.a. cosmological expansion and
acceleration, gravity tests [redshift
surveys] and models [interpretation].

* __Idea__:
Due to the expansion of the universe; For *z* = 1 the fractional
lookback time is about 65%; 2009, The highest cosmological redshift for a single
object is *z* = 8.26 ± 0.08 for a gamma-ray burst detected by the
Swift orbiter; The cosmic microwave background has *z* ≈ 1100.

@ __General references__:
Oliveira & Hartnett FPL(06) [and time];
Kaiser MNRAS(13)-a1303 [effects for galaxies in clusters];
Hasse & Perlick a1904 [in Finsler spacetimes].

@ __Interpretation__:
Bedran AJP(02)apr [vs Doppler shift];
Braeck & Elgarøy GRG(12)-a1206;
Li CQG(14) [as Doppler shift].

@ __For specific metrics__: Nwankwo et al JCAP(11) [Szekeres inhomogeneous cosmological models];
> s.a. acceleration of the cosmological expansion.

@ __Measurement__:
Messenger et al PRX(14)
[from gravitational-wave signatures of merging neutron stars];
Ferreras & Trujillo ApJ(16)-a1605 [bounds on wavelength dependence of the redshift];
Calcino & Davis JCAP(17)-a1610 [redshift shifts as probes of local inhomogeneities].

**Related Topics**
> see gravitational redshift;
Thought Experiments.

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