scattering theory

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scattering theory

[′skad·ə·riŋ ‚thē·ə·rē]
(physics)
The discipline that mathematically determines the amplitudes of the scattered fields in a scattering process or collision from the equations of motion of the interacting particles, including the potential energy of the interaction. Also known as direct scattering theory.
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