# Questions tagged [scattering]

Scattering is a general term for several physical processes in which radiation of some sort changes direction due to an interaction with a particle. Scattering can be classified by the type of radiation (ie, electromagnetic, x-ray, neutron), or by the relative sizes of the wave and the particle (ie, Rayleigh, Mie, geometric).

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### Weird scattering problem my professor had us do that he couldn't solve [closed]

My teacher(and I use the word loosely) gave the class, which is only two people, including myself, this weird analytical mechanics problem. From working on it on my own, I found that y=x^2 should be x=...
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### Problem with calculation atmosphere extinction coefficient

I found the formula calculating the atmospheric extinction coefficient, which is here: https://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu//full/1999BASI...27..601M/0000602.000.html| for Rayleigh scattering and ...
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### Is there a one-to-one correspondence between gauge symmetry breaking and scattering? [closed]

Can electron scattering be directly associated with the breaking of Gauge Symmetry (GS)? E.g.: Problem of electron impinging on a potential step: Scalar-electric potential, $V(z)$, GS breaking and ...
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### Scattering by Inverse square Potential

I stumbled upon the following question in a textbook. The direct translation would be, for a potential: $$V(r)=\frac{\alpha}{r^2}$$ perform partial wave analysis. What I assume this means is, use ...
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### Clarifications on the assumptions made for QFT interactions

I am reading about scattering and S-matrix in the context of quantum field theory and although I understand the math and the physical interpretation of the final results, I am confused about some ...