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- Homework Statement:
- A 0.662 MeV gamma ray Compton scatters from an electron at an angle of 60°. What is the energy of the scattered gamma ray? (Gamma rays are photons and are treated identically to x-rays in the analysis of Compton scattering.)

- Relevant Equations:
- E(gamma prime)= E(gamma)/(1+(E(gamma)/(mc^2)(1-cos(theta))) ?

I'm unsure of how to proceed here. Would I use the equation

E(gamma prime)= E(gamma)/(1+(E(gamma)/(mc^2)(1-cos(theta))) ?

Also, do I keep the .662 Mev as is or do I convert to joules?

E(gamma prime)= E(gamma)/(1+(E(gamma)/(mc^2)(1-cos(theta))) ?

Also, do I keep the .662 Mev as is or do I convert to joules?