Chapter 14 Collision Theory

Classical Mechanics II

Classical Mechanics is Physics I the way that Newton envisioned. It requires a solid understanding of the math courses up through Differential Equations and Linear Algebra. The most important topic in this course is the Hamiltonian. 

The prerequisites for this course are: Differential Equations, and Classical Mechanics I

This course is a co- or prerequisite for: Quantum Mechanics I

Book resources 

Section 14.1 - The Scattering Angle and Impact Parameter

Section 14.2 - The Collision Cross Section

Section 14.3 - Generalizations of the Cross Section

Section 14.4 - The Differential Scattering Cross Section

Section 14.5 - Calculating the Differential Cross Section

Section 14.6 - Rutherford Scattering

Section 14.7 - Cross Sections in Various Frames

Section 14.8 - Relation of the CM and Lab Scattering Angles