35. 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
p
=
hf
c
and
K
=
hf ,
respectively. Plugging these expressions into Eq. 3851 (with
m
referring to the mass of the electron)
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This note was uploaded on 11/12/2011 for the course PHYS 2001 taught by Professor Sprunger during the Fall '08 term at LSU.
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 Physics, Energy, Momentum, Photon

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