The Scattering is a fictional event that takes place in Frank Herbert's Dune books. When the 3500 year reign of God Emperor Leto II came to an end with his death, humanity was thrown into chaos. The breakdown of Leto's empire, severe famine on many worlds, and the introduction of Ixian Navigation Machines caused billions of people to leave the settled worlds, striking off into unknown space. This resettlement was one of the goals of Leto and Paul Atreides' Golden Path, a plan for the survival of humanity. The exponential growth in human numbers and colonized planets, combined with the dissemination of Siona Atreides' genes which render their bearer invisible to prescience, help to ensure humanity's continued survival. Frank Patrick Herbert (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was an American science fiction author. ... Dune Dune is a 1965 science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert. ... Leto Atreides II is a fictional character in the Dune universe, created by Frank Herbert. ... The Ixians are a society in the fictional Dune universe created by Frank Herbert in his Dune series of novels. ... Paul Atreides, portrayed by Alec Newman in the Dune miniseries Paul Atreides is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... The Golden Path is Leto IIs strategy to prevent humanitys nearly inevitable destruction in Frank Herberts fictional Dune universe. ... Siona Atreides is a fictional character in Frank Herberts Dune universe. ...
Scattering experiments were rare in physics before quantum mechanics, except perhaps in relation to the scattering of light by colloids and density fluctuations.
After quantum mechanics, scattering experiments became the principal method for the study of atoms, molecules and nuclei, since the properties of the scattering system were reflected in the scattering process.
At first sight, the scattering problem would appear to be a very difficult time-dependent problem involving the coordinates of two particles that initially are separated wave packets, then they move into the same region and interact, and finally separate into two wave packets moving relatively in a new direction.
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