Problem 49.57 (RHK)
We have to show that , the fractional loss of energy of a photon during Compton collision is given by
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Let the frequencies of the incident and scattered photon be , and , respectively.
The loss of energy of the photon in Compton scattering will be given by
where , and are the wavelengths of the incident and scattered photons, respectively.
Using the Compton scattering formula