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Thu February 24, 2011 By: Sruthisreenivasan
 

what is the formulae for impact parameter?

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Thu February 24, 2011
Dear student
 
The impact parameter is the perpendicular distance to the closest approach if the projectile were undeflected. For coulomb scattering of a small projectile off a massive nucleus, the impact parameter is related to the scattering angle by
 


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