Coulomb Scattering The trajectory from an inverse square force forms a conic section. e < 1 ellipse e =1 parabola e >1 hyperbola. The force center is at a focus. Hyperbolic Orbits q attractive focus a r a ae repulsive focus Orient the incident axis to horizontal.
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e < 1 ellipse
e =1 parabola
e >1 hyperbola.
The force center is at a focus.Hyperbolic Orbits
Differential impact parameter
The result is the Rutherford scattering cross sectionRutherford Cross Section
In the observer’s frame the velocity is boosted by the moon.Energy Boost