Thomson formula[′täm·sən ‚fȯr·myə·lə]
The formula for the intensity of scattered electromagnetic radiation in Thomson scattering as a function of the scattering angle φ; the intensity is proportional to 1 + cos2φ.
A formula for the period of oscillation of a current when a capacitor is discharged. Also known as Kelvin's formula.
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