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Problem 5.3: Compton Effect
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A 0.14-nm photon incident on a stationary electron scatters as shown in the slow-motion animation. Two depictions of the same event are given. Restart.
- What is the wavelength of the scattered photon?
- What is the magnitude of the velocity of the scattered electron?