Compton scattering

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1. Homework Statement [/b
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One of my homework questions in the Compton scattering section asks:

"Evaluate the fractional change in wavelength delta lambda/lamdba, for incident blue light and X-rays? It also gives the wavelength of blue light and X-rays.

I do not know what this questions wants because the Compton scattering equation takes 3 parameters(lambda, lambda', and theta) and they only give 1 here (lambde_blue light or lambda_X-rays). Anyone want to rephrase this for me?


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I guess they mean the ratio [itex]\Delta \lambda/ \lambda [/itex], where \Delta \lambda =\lambda' -\lambda. But i don't know what you should do with the angle...
 

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