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Homework Help: Compton scattering

  1. Sep 15, 2007 #1
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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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    Last edited: Sep 16, 2007
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  3. Sep 16, 2007 #2


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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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