what is the formulae for impact parameter?

Asked by sruthisreenivasan | 24th Feb, 2011, 01:51: AM

Expert Answer:

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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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Answered by  | 24th Feb, 2011, 11:47: AM

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