Classical scattering trajectories are known to form a Lagrangian manifold in euclidean phase space, which allows the classification of local focal points for sufficiently small dimensions. For the case of a short-range potential, we show that the natural description of focal points at infinity is a Lagrangian manifold in the cotangent bundle of the sphere and establish the relationship between focal points at infinity and the projection singularities of that manifold.
Lagrangian manifold classical scattering theory short-range potential
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