721. Problem 49.57 (RHK) We have to show that , the fractional loss of energy of a photon during Compton collision is given by

Solution: Click For PDF Version 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. Substituting, , we get Using the Compton scattering formula We rewrite
