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Photon-Electron Collision

  1. Sep 30, 2004 #1


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    If I'm given an energy for an electron, and a wavelength for a photon, how can I determine the maximum energy loss for the electron?
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  3. Sep 30, 2004 #2


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    You can convert wavelength to energy (E) and work from there. The equations you need are:

    E=hf, where h= Planck's constant and f= frequency.
    c=wf, where w= wavelength and c= speed of light.
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