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Thomson scattering

  1. Nov 22, 2007 #1
    Can anybody provide me with information on thomson scattering for someone who hasn't done electrodynamics? I find ones like http://farside.ph.utexas.edu/teaching/jk1/lectures/node85.html but I don't know anything about solid angles and the scattering cross section is confusing me. I'm specifically interested in being able to show that the frequency of the incident photon is equal to the frequency of the scattered photon.
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  3. Nov 25, 2007 #2
    In the link I provided they say

    Is the frequency of the scattered radiation equal to that of the incident radiation because the differential scattering cross-section is independent of the incident radiation?
  4. Nov 27, 2007 #3
    No one? Isn't this standard undergrad physics :P
  5. Dec 1, 2007 #4
    One more bump.
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