Elementary processes in astrophysics (NAST024)

Compton scattering

Main study material for this topic is the textbook by Vladimir Karas, in particular, Sections 10.3 through 10.5. You may also check my hand-notes for some derivations.

Please, concentrate on the following issues:

While key aspect of the topic is to understand the difference between the Compton and inverse Compton scattering, some other sub-topics are considerd less important during the exam, but may be of your professional interest