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Homework Help: How to calculate scattering aplitude?

  1. May 7, 2017 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Hello, everyone . My teacher has given me an assignment to show that the exact Coulomb amplitude (2) satisfies the unitary condition for an elastic Scattering theory (1).

    (1) ## Imf(k',k'')=( \frac {κ} {4\pi} ) ∫ f^*(k',k'')f(k',k'')dΩ ##

    (2) ## f(θ)= \frac {-α} {2mϑ^2} \frac{\Gamma(1+in)}{\Gamma(1-in)} \frac{\exp(-2in\ln\sin(\frac{\theta}{2}))}{\sin^2\frac{\theta}{2}} ##

    2. Relevant equations
    As I understood the goal is to show that this condition is suitable for scattering in every potential including weak Coulomb potentional, right?

    3. The attempt at a solution
    That is why I took the formula (1) which combines Im part of amplitude with the whole amplitude and subtract Coulomb amplitude (2) . The problem is that we haven't studied Quantum mechanics yet, so it seems kinda difficult. I'm not asking you to show me every step of this calculation , but can you just give me any sort of advice how to start it ? Thank you in advance.

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  3. May 12, 2017 #2
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