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## Homework Statement

Hey, I was studying this problem and solution (by Rudy Arthur):

http://www.feynmanlectures.info/solutions/maximum_angle_deflection_sol_1.pdf

What I wasn't sure was why this solution only works for m<M. At which point did we restrict ourselves to m<M. How about when m>M?

## Homework Equations

sin(theta) = m/M

## The Attempt at a Solution

Clearly if m>M, the equation for deflection is undefined.

Thank you!