Rutherford Scattering 
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Lab ActivitiesThe Mac program, Scattering, is designed to reproduce the results of actual scattering experiments by what is known as the "monte carlo method". The programs realistically model actual scattering experiments with three different targets with different scattering laws of force. The impact point is chosen randomly using the BASIC function RND. Then the impact parameter is calculated and related to the scattering angle q using the appropriate scattering function. For example, in Rutherford scattering we have The programs tabulate the actual number of counts in each 5 degree interval. The energy of the projectile, E, is chosen at the beginning of the experiment. The total number of particles in the beam is preset. The three programs (A, B, and C) involve three different kinds of scattering in some order initially unknown to you. The three laws of force are:
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