Experimental Investigation of a Relativistic Effect

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Scientific Paper
Title Experimental Investigation of a Relativistic Effect
Author(s) Pavel F Parshin, Lev A Pobedonostsev
Keywords Doppler effect formula, relativistic effect, hydrogen pressure, imparting energies
Published 1991
Journal Galilean Electrodynamics
Volume 2
Number 3
Pages 48-54


The paper critically examines the experiments checking the Doppler effect formula in the form []. A series of measurements was performed using accelerators imparting energies of up to 2,000 keV to hydrogen ions and observing the spectral Doppler shift at angles of 77o and 257o from the direction of motion. Special attention was paid to the effect of the hydrogen pressure and other influences that may not have been fully appreciated in previous experiments. The results demonstrate that the classical formula for the Doppler effect [] is valid. But it is shown that a rigorous relativistic analysis yields the same result.