Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Analytical Mechanics for Relativity and Quantum Mechanics$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Oliver Johns

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780191001628

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780191001628.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 08 March 2021



(p.281) 12 Scattering
Analytical Mechanics for Relativity and Quantum Mechanics

Oliver Davis Johns

Oxford University Press

This chapter considers a class of experiments in which the event of interest is the scattering, or deflection, of initial velocity into some final velocity, of the beam particles into a range of directions. A classical accelerator experiment directs a beam of particles, idealised here as having uniform particle volume density and velocity across the beam, into a target region where interaction between beam particles and target particles produces an outcome event of interest. The rate of occurrence of such events is then measured. An experiment often has a number of mutually exclusive outcome events. Partial events are still reported as ‘cross sections’, and in most cases, ‘cross sections’ are merely numbers that are conventionally used to report the results of experiments and serve as a common interface between theory and experiment.

Keywords:   experiments, event of interest, deflection, initial velocity, final velocity, beam particles

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .