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83. With no loss of generality, we assume the electron is initially at rest (which simply
means we are analyzing the collision from its initial rest frame). If the photon gave all its
momentum and energy to the (free) electron, then the momentum and the kinetic energy
of the electron would become
,,
hf
p
Kh
f
c
==
respectively. Plugging these expressions into Eq. 3851 (with
m
referring to the mass of
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 Spring '08
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 Physics, Energy, Momentum, Photon

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