Calculate the Rutherford cross section for a 10 MeV alpha particle scattered at firstly an angle greater than 90 degrees and secondly for an angle greater than 10 degrees.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

What does the relative magnitudes tell you in relation to the probabilities of the momentum transfer at large and small angles?

I cna calculate the cross section for those two values but what does the second part of the question mean? I am too confused about this part of the question. How does momentum transfer enter the Rutherford problem?

Any help would be greatly appreciated !

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# Homework Help: Rutherford Scattering

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