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Can a sequence of vectors represent the Compton equation?
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Can a sequence of vectors represent the Compton equation?
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Can a sequence of vectors represent the Compton equation?
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The interaction between an electron and a photon is represented by the Compton equation, published in 1923. Energy is transferred from the photon to the electron. The collision is elastic and each particle recoils in a different direction.
The interaction may be represented as three “phases” of momentum. Each phase (initial, exchange, and final) may be represented as a 3D vector of momentum.
The vectors must be “compatible” for energy transfer so that compatibility conditions apply to the vectors (see attachment). Vector components will give the Compton equation.
Is a sequence of vectors a valid way to represent a transfer of energy?
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Re: Can a sequence of vectors represent the Compton equation?
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Can a sequence of vectors represent the Compton equation?
Well there's probably someone somewhere trying to represent it via interpretive dance.
The question is does it help to represent it as a sequence of vectors?
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