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6: Classical Interacting Systems

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  • In a scattering experiment, a beam of particles interacts with a sample and the beam particles scatter off the sample particles. A momentum~q and energy ~ω are transferred to the beam particle during such a collision. If \(ω = 0\), the scattering is said to be elastic. For \(ω \neq= 0\), the scattering is inelastic.

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