Hello, I was wondering if anyone could explain the troubling divergence here of the differential cross-section for rutherford scattering for [tex]\theta = 0[/tex]. I know it must have something to do with the fact that the em force extends to infinity, which makes sense to me for the [tex]total[/tex] cross section.. Why would the differential be 0 for [tex]\theta = 0[/tex] and not over all angles?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

[tex]\frac{d\sigma}{d\Omega} \theta = -\frac{b}{\sin \theta}\frac{db}{d\theta}[/tex]

Thanks..

Anna

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# Differential cross-section divergence

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