Formal analogy between Compton scattering and Doppler effect

A. Nielsen, Jørgen Seir Olsen

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    Viewed from the scatterer, the energy of the incoming photon or particle is equal to that of the outgoing, and the angle of incidence is equal to the angle of reflection, when the direction of the velocity of the scatterer after the collision is taken as reference. This paper sets out to prove this statement in a more simple and direct way. The authors only consider the Compton scatting process as it is quite analogous to the particle case.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalAmerican Journal of Physics
    Issue number7
    Pages (from-to)621-622
    Publication statusPublished - 1966

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