# Homework Help: Compton frequency from random walk

1. Sep 30, 2009

### Mika3

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A particle's Compton wavelength arises because of the "smearing out" effect of quantum uncertainty, which can be modeled by a random walk or by Brownian noise. I think I understand this, but what I do not get is how do you arrive at a precise frequency of oscillation from all this randomness?

2. Relevant equations

Cw = h/mc, and uncertainty relations

3. The attempt at a solution

I can do the calculations but I do not understand the fundamental wavelength/frequency process here. I know it's moving at c, but it is a random oscillation. What am I missing?

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution