Rutherford Scattering and relativistic effects

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n a Rutherford scattering experiment a target nucleus has a diameter of 3.5 10-14 m. The incoming has a mass of 6.64 10-27 kg. What is the kinetic energy of an particle that has a de Broglie wavelength equal to the diameter of the target nucleus? Ignore relativistic effects.
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Damn dude, here's the equation you need:

[tex]E=\frac{hc}{\lambda}[/tex]
E is the energy, h is the planks constant, c (more properly v) is the speed of the particle, and lambda is the de-broglie wavelength.

E and KE are equal in this case.
 

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