p40_042 - 42. Conservation of linear momentum of the...

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42. Conservation of linear momentum of the atom-photon system requires that p recoil = p photon = m p v recoil = hf c where we use Eq. 39-7 for the photon and use the classical momentum formula for the atom (since we expect its speed to be much less than
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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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