College Physics (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32160-183-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-32160-183-4

Chapter 27 - Quantum Physics - Learning Path Questions and Exercises - Conceptual Questions - Page 934: 11


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If we refer to the positive y axis as the direction of the photon once it has been scattered, and assume positive x direction for the incident photon, the electron should equilibriate the momentum in the system, as momentum is conserved. It would have momentum with a positive x component and negative y component, and thus be in the 4th quadrant.
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