Wolfram Alpha:

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Compton Effect
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Photons scattered from electrons had longer
wavelengths than those incident upon the target.
This gave clear and independent evidence of
particle-like behavior in support of the
photoelectric effect.

recoiled electron pe= √(E2 - (mec2)2)/c
^
/
/
/
photon ------->o.....
pi = h/λi       \θ
\
\
v
scattered photon
pf = h/λf

Conservation f energy:
hνi + mec2 = hνf + √(pe2c2 + me2c4)

Conservation of momentum:
_    _    _
pi = pe + pf
_    _    _   _
pe2 = (pi - pf).(pi - pf)
= pi2 + pf2 - 2pipfcosθ

multiply by c2 and substitute E = pc = hν

(pec)2 = (hνi)2 + (hνf)2 - 2h2νiνfcosθ

square energy conservation expression to get

(pec)2 = (hνi)2 + (hνf)2 - 2h2νiνf + 2mec2(hνi - hνf)

-2h2νiνfcosθ = -2h2νiνf + 2mec2(hνi - hνf)

λf - λi = (h/mec)(1 - cosθ)

Compton Wavelength
--------------------

The Compton wavelength of a particle is
equivalent to the wavelength of a photon
whose energy is the same as the rest-mass
energy of the particle.

The Compton wavelength, λ, is derived as
follows:

E = hf = hc/λ = mc2

∴ λ = h/mc```