Trajectory of scattered alpha particle

In summary, the trajectory of a scattered alpha particle is the path it takes after being deflected by an encounter with another particle or object. This trajectory can be affected by different materials, and is influenced by factors such as initial velocity, mass, and charge. It can also be predicted using mathematical models and simulations. Studying the trajectory of scattered alpha particles is important for understanding material composition and properties, with applications in various fields such as materials science and medical imaging.
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This is a famous experiment conducted by Rutherford, in this exprement, the alpha particle(+2e charge) repulsed from necleus by coulomb force, and eventually divert its trajectory by theta.

I want to show the trajectory of alpha particle has asympotes which means it go out along that asympote line after repulsed by neculeus.

Can anybody help me how to set up, how to start and what precedure should I follow.
 
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Solve the Coulomb (Kepler) problem. In non-relativistic approximation the scattering (unbound) solutions are hyperbolae (or parabolae).
 

1. What is the trajectory of a scattered alpha particle?

The trajectory of a scattered alpha particle is the path that the particle takes after being deflected by an encounter with another particle or object.

2. How is the trajectory of an alpha particle affected by different materials?

The trajectory of an alpha particle can be affected by different materials due to the scattering and absorption of the particles as they pass through the material. This can cause changes in the angle of deflection and the distance traveled by the particle.

3. What factors influence the trajectory of a scattered alpha particle?

The trajectory of a scattered alpha particle is influenced by the initial velocity and direction of the particle, the mass and charge of the particle, and the properties of the material it is interacting with.

4. Can the trajectory of a scattered alpha particle be predicted?

Yes, the trajectory of a scattered alpha particle can be predicted using mathematical models and simulations based on the known properties of the particles and materials involved.

5. Why is studying the trajectory of scattered alpha particles important?

Studying the trajectory of scattered alpha particles can provide valuable information about the structure and composition of materials, as well as the properties of the particles themselves. This can have applications in areas such as materials science, nuclear physics, and medical imaging.

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