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Homework Help: Compton Effect

  1. Sep 8, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A photon of initial energy .1 MeV undergoes Compton scattering at an angle of 60degrees.
    The energy of the scattered photon
    The recoil energy of the electron
    the recoil angle of the electron

    2. Relevant equations
    [tex]\Delta[/tex][tex]\lambda[/tex]= (h/mc)(1-cos[tex]\theta[/tex])

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Sep 8, 2008 #2


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    I don't think that formula will help you very much except for the energy of the scattered photon. You really need to use relativistic conservation of energy and momentum for the whole event.
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