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I'm considering a problem of a bunch of particles (say electrons) arriving on a plate. If the plate is orthogonal to the direction of motion of the particles their distribution (on the plate) is a gaussian distribution centered in a point (x,y) of the plate with standard deviation "sigma".

Using cylindrical coordinates (r,phi) and taking as (0,0) the center of the distribution:

[itex]\frac{1}{\sqrt{2\pi}\sigma}\cdot exp(\frac{-(r)^{2}}{2\sigma^{2}} )[/itex]

Now my question is, what happen to the distribution if the plate is tilted of an angle theta?

I expect that the cylindrical symmetry is broken, but cannot explain it in "numbers"...

Does anybody have useful ideas?

Thank you

C.

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