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Physics question compton scattering?

  1. Jul 3, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    The length of the photon waves which are under Compton scattering ( compton scattering is applied on them) is measured in the angle =90 degree.If ΔΛ/Λ is 1.5 %,what is the length of the waves of the falling photons?

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    3. The attempt at a solution

    The only problem here is ΔΛ/Λ = 1.5 %, I dont know how to relate that to the above formula..
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  3. Jul 3, 2013 #2

    rude man

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    By definition, Δλ = (λ' - λ)/λ.
  4. Jul 3, 2013 #3


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    I think that should be Δλ = (λ' - λ) or Δλ/λ = (λ' - λ)/λ.
  5. Jul 3, 2013 #4

    rude man

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    Right. Sorry.
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