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Homework Help: A photon and electron collision

  1. Mar 21, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Consider a photon colliding with an electron and scattered directly backward. If the electron is initially at rest and the incident photon has frequency f, determine the frequency of the back-scattered photon

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Since the photon has no rest mass, then it should always move in speed of light. Therefore the frequency before and after the collision must be the same.
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  3. Mar 21, 2014 #2


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    So red light and blue light, both of which travel with speed ##c##, have the same frequency and wavelength?
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