Lizwi

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How is this equation derived  (The energy of the target electron during Compton scattering)

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The equation is not particular to Compton scattering. It is the relation between momentum and energy for any free particle (including, in this case, electrons). I am not sure what you consider a derivation or what you skill level is. But maybe this Wikipedia article, or at least the article name, is a good starting point for you: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy–momentum_relation

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1 hour ago, Lizwi said:

How is this equation derived  (The energy of the target electron during Compton scattering)

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You have posted this in homework help for some reason so you need to explain your thoughts or ask a moderator to move it somewhere more appropriate for someone to go through a full derivation with you.

 

I suggest you start with a diagram.

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Posted (edited)

Is this homework in your other thread you mentioned your a teacher correct? 

 

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