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Compton Effect

  1. Nov 20, 2007 #1
    Is the derivation of the Compton Effect formula shown on wikipedia the way Compton originally did it?
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  4. Nov 20, 2007 #3


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    There's a link to his paper off of wikipedia:

    Phys. Rev. 21, 483 - 502 (1923)

    In Fig. (1a) he sketches out the usual simple kinematics for a "incident quantum" of light scattering off an electron.
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