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Rutherford Scattering model geometry

  1. Mar 28, 2015 #1
    Hi, Screen Shot 2015-03-28 at 11.50.11.png

    I was just wondering if someone could help clarify how pi - theta = phi?

    That is the link to the youtube video I was watching, the guys pretty good check him out if you want to learn how to derive the differential scattering cross section.

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  3. Mar 28, 2015 #2
    He is just looking at the case when phi + theta = pi radians
  4. Mar 28, 2015 #3
    Thank You

    When would that be? when the scattering angle is really big?
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