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Impact Parameter

  1. Mar 1, 2010 #1
    I'm in a second year physics course, and were studying Rutherford scattering.
    I'm not having any trouble with the physical or mathematical concepts, I'd just like a more precise definition of the phrase "impact parameter". I searched google, and my notes and textbook but couldn't really find anything too much on it.
    its not really very important but I would still like to know if anybody can help me.
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 1, 2010 #2
    okay, i just figured it out, my brain must not have been working properly. sorry.
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