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In a previous article entitled “Alternate Approach to 2D Collisions” we analysed collisions between a moving and stationary object by defining the co-ordinate axes as being respectively parallel and perpendicular to the post collision direction of motion of the stationary object. In this article we will be adopting the same approach to analyse the well known physical phenomenon known as Compton scattering in which a photon collides with a stationary electron, imparts momentum to the latter and hence  loses momentum and energy which manifests in a change of direction (‘scattering’ angle) and wavelength (of the photon).
The established physics of Compton scattering relates the scattering angle (angle of deflection) to the change in wavelength of the incident photon  according to the following expression...
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