Question
In an experiment in which the Compton effect is observed, a “gamma ray” photon with a wavelength of $5.00 \times 10^{-13}\textrm{ m}$ scatters from an electron. If the change in the electron energy is $1.60 \times 10^{-15} \textrm{ J}$, what is the wavelength of the photon after the collision with the electron?
1. $4.95\times 10^{-13}\textrm{ m}$
2. $4.98 \times 10^{-13}\textrm{ m}$
3. $5.02 \times 10^{-13}\textrm{ m}$
4. $5.05\times 10^{-13}\textrm{ m}$
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