A3_1 Doppler Shift Of Usain Bolt

Benjamin Griffiths, Angaraj Duara, Alexia P. M. Southern, Yianis Goodman


In 2009, Usain Bolt broke the world record with a finishing time of 9.58 seconds in the 100m race at the World Track and Field Championships in Berlin. With 9 Olympic gold medals, Usain Bolt is considered as one of the most decorated sprinters of all time. In this paper, we calculate the change in wavelength of the colour of Usain Bolt's shirt as seen by an observer at the starting point of the race. This phenomenon is also known as the Doppler Effect.

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