Statistics for Nuclear and Particle Physicists

Author: Louis Lyons

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521379342

Category: Science

Page: 226

View: 4418

This practical approach to statistical problems arising regularly in analyzing data from nuclear and high energy physics experiments is geared toward non-statisticians.

Einführung in Statistik und Messwertanalyse für Physiker


Author: G. Bohm,G. Zech

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783540257592


Page: 400

View: 9163

Die Einf]hrung in die Statistik und Messwertanalyse f]r Physiker richtet sich weniger an mathematischen \berlegungen aus, sondern stellt die praktische Anwendung in den Vordergrund und schdrft die Intuition experimentelle Ergebnisse richtig einzuschdtzen. Zahlreiche ausf]hrlich betrachtete Beispiele dienen dazu, hdufig bei der Datenanalyse gemachte Fehler zu vermeiden (unsinnige Anwendung des Chi-Quadrattests, Funktionenanpassung bei falscher Parametrisierung, Entfaltung mit willk]rlicher Regularisierung). Ein besonderes Augenmerk wird auf den Vergleich von Daten mit Monte-Carlo-Simulationen gelenkt. Moderne Experimente kommen nicht ohne Simulation aus. Deshalb ist es wichtig zu wissen, wie Parameteranpassungen und Entfaltungen in diesem Fall durchgef]rt werden. Au_erdem werden den Studierenden moderne Entwicklungen der Statistik nahegebracht, die in dlteren Lehrb]chern nicht behandelt werden.

Probability and Statistics for Particle Physics

Author: Carlos Maña

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319557386

Category: Science

Page: 244

View: 586

This book comprehensively presents the basic concepts of probability and Bayesian inference with sufficient generality to make them applicable to current problems in scientific research. The first chapter provides the fundamentals of probability theory that are essential for the analysis of random phenomena. The second chapter includes a full and pragmatic review of the Bayesian methods that constitute a natural and coherent framework with enough freedom to analyze all the information available from experimental data in a conceptually simple manner. The third chapter presents the basic Monte Carlo techniques used in scientific research, allowing a large variety of problems to be handled difficult to tackle by other procedures. The author also introduces a basic algorithm, which enables readers to simulate samples from simple distribution, and describes useful cases for researchers in particle physics.The final chapter is devoted to the basic ideas of Information Theory, which are important in the Bayesian methodology. This highly readable book is appropriate for graduate-level courses, while at the same time being useful for scientific researches in general and for physicists in particular since most of the examples are from the field of Particle Physics.

Detektoren für Teilchenstrahlung

Author: Konrad Kleinknecht

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322822052

Category: Science

Page: 245

View: 6503

Der Leser erhält einen umfassenden Überblick über Aufbau und Funktionsweise von Teilchendetektoren. In der 4. Auflage werden neuere Entwicklungen wie Silizium-Streifendetektoren, Pixeldetektoren, szintillierende Fasern, neue elektromagnetische Kalorimeter und kompensierende Hadronkalorimeter behandelt. Vertiefend wird nun auch auf aktuelle Forschungsgebiete wie Astroteilchenphysik, kosmische Strahlung, Neutrinophysik und die dunkle Materie im Kosmos eingegangen.

Statistical Methods for Data Analysis in Particle Physics

Author: Luca Lista

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319628402

Category: Science

Page: 257

View: 8128

This concise set of course-based notes provides the reader with the main concepts and tools needed to perform statistical analyses of experimental data, in particular in the field of high-energy physics (HEP). First, the book provides an introduction to probability theory and basic statistics, mainly intended as a refresher from readers’ advanced undergraduate studies, but also to help them clearly distinguish between the Frequentist and Bayesian approaches and interpretations in subsequent applications. More advanced concepts and applications are gradually introduced, culminating in the chapter on both discoveries and upper limits, as many applications in HEP concern hypothesis testing, where the main goal is often to provide better and better limits so as to eventually be able to distinguish between competing hypotheses, or to rule out some of them altogether. Many worked-out examples will help newcomers to the field and graduate students alike understand the pitfalls involved in applying theoretical concepts to actual data. This new second edition significantly expands on the original material, with more background content (e.g. the Markov Chain Monte Carlo method, best linear unbiased estimator), applications (unfolding and regularization procedures, control regions and simultaneous fits, machine learning concepts) and examples (e.g. look-elsewhere effect calculation).

Techniques for Nuclear and Particle Physics Experiments

A How-to Approach

Author: William R. Leo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642579205

Category: Science

Page: 382

View: 7715

A treatment of the experimental techniques and instrumentation most often used in nuclear and particle physics experiments as well as in various other experiments, providing useful results and formulae, technical know-how and informative details. This second edition has been revised, while sections on Cherenkov radiation and radiation protection have been updated and extended.

Atom- und Quantenphysik

Einführung in die experimentellen und theoretischen Grundlagen

Author: Hermann Haken,Hans Christoph Wolf

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642185193

Category: Science

Page: 534

View: 7725

"...Einer der Vorteile dieses Lehrbuchs beruht auf der Zusammenarbeit zwischen Experimentalphysiker und Theoretiker als Autoren, wobei beide international bekannte und geschätzte Wissenschaftler sind. Dadurch kommen beide Aspekte der Quantenphysik, die entscheidenden Experimente und das mathematische Gerüst, zur Geltung..." (Physikalische Blätter)


A Guide to the Use of Statistical Methods in the Physical Sciences

Author: R. J. Barlow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118723236

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 7320

The Manchester Physics Series General Editors: D. J. Sandiford; F. Mandl; A. C. Phillips Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester Properties of Matter B. H. Flowers and E. Mendoza Optics Second Edition F. G. Smith and J. H. Thomson Statistical Physics Second Edition F. Mandl Electromagnetism Second Edition I. S. Grant and W. R. Phillips Statistics R. J. Barlow Solid State Physics Second Edition J. R. Hook and H. E. Hall Quantum Mechanics F. Mandl Particle Physics Second Edition B. R. Martin and G. Shaw The Physics of Stars Second Edition A.C. Phillips Computing for Scientists R. J. Barlow and A. R. Barnett Written by a physicist, Statistics is tailored to the needs of physical scientists, containing and explaining all they need to know. It concentrates on parameter estimation, especially the methods of Least Squares and Maximum Likelihood, but other techniques, such as hypothesis testing, Bayesian statistics and non-parametric methods are also included. Intended for reasonably numerate scientists it contains all the basic formulae, their derivations and applications, together with some more advanced ones. Statistics features: * Comprehensive coverage of the essential techniques physical scientists are likely to need. * A wealth of examples, and problems with their answers. * Flexible structure and organisation allows it to be used as a course text and a reference. * A review of the basics, so that little prior knowledge is required.

Statistical Analysis Techniques in Particle Physics

Fits, Density Estimation and Supervised Learning

Author: Ilya Narsky,Frank C. Porter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527677291

Category: Science

Page: 459

View: 5138

Modern analysis of HEP data needs advanced statistical tools to separate signal from background. This is the first book which focuses on machine learning techniques. It will be of interest to almost every high energy physicist, and, due to its coverage, suitable for students.

Pulsars as Astrophysical Laboratories for Nuclear and Particle Physics

Author: Fridolin Weber

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780750303323

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 696

View: 4506

Pulsars, generally accepted to be rotating neutron stars, are dense, neutron-packed remnants of massive stars that blew apart in supernova explosions. They are typically about 10 kilometers across and spin rapidly, often making several hundred rotations per second. Depending on star mass, gravity compresses the matter in the cores of pulsars up to more than ten times the density of ordinary atomic nuclei, thus providing a high-pressure environment in which numerous particle processes, from hyperon population to quark deconfinement to the formation of Boson condensates, may compete with each other. There are theoretical suggestions of even more "exotic" processes inside pulsars, such as the formation of absolutely stable strange quark matter, a configuration of matter even more stable than the most stable atomic nucleus, ^T56Fe. In the latter event, pulsars would be largely composed of pure quark matter, eventually enveloped in nuclear crust matter. These features combined with the tremendous recent progress in observational radio and x-ray astronomy make pulsars nearly ideal probes for a wide range of physical studies, complementing the quest of the behavior of superdense matter in terrestrial collider experiments. Written by an eminent author, Pulsars as Astrophysical Laboratories for Nuclear and Particle Physics gives a reliable account of the present status of such research, which naturally is to be performed at the interface between nuclear physics, particle physics, and Einstein's theory of relativity.


Author: MITTAL, V. K.,VERMA, R. C.,GUPTA, S,\. C.

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9387472620

Category: Science

Page: 415

View: 6319

This thoroughly revised book, now in its Fourth Edition, continues to provide a comprehensive introduction to this increasingly important area of nuclear and particle physics. It combines coverage of basic concepts, principles and applications, along with the latest developments. Beginning with the historical developments of the subject, properties and constituents of the nucleus, quantitative facts about nucleus, etc., the book moves on to give insights into nuclear models, phenomenon of radioactivity and its applications in various fields, nuclear reactions including reactions in the Sun and stars, photoelectric and Compton effects, pair creation, different particle accelerators and radiation detectors. UNIQUE FEATURES • Contains actual experimental data • Large number of solved problems to help students comprehend the concepts with ease • Provides unsolved problems with answers and review questions to test the students' comprehension of the subject NEW TO THE FOURTH EDITION • Some sections have been revised and enlarged to enhance their comprehension, such as the neutron activation analysis, scintillation and HPGe detectors • Includes a list of accelerators • Provides several new solved and unsolved problems TARGET AUDIENCE • B.Sc./M.Sc. (Physics)

Teilchen und Kerne

Eine Einführung in die physikalischen Konzepte

Author: Bogdan Povh,Klaus Rith,Christoph Scholz,Frank Zetsche

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642974759

Category: Science

Page: 316

View: 9248

Die Grundidee dieses einführenden Lehrbuchs besteht darin, eine einheitliche Darstellung von Kern- und Teilchenphysik aus experimenteller Sicht zu geben. Die Reduktion der komplex aufgebauten Materie der Atomkerne und Nukleonen auf wenige Grundbausteine und Wechselwirkungen ist seine erste Botschaft. Die Botschaft des zweiten Teils, der den Aufbau des Quarks über die Nukleonen zu den Kernen beschreibt, ist, daß Komplexität, die aus der Vielkörper-Wechselwirkung entsteht, immer mehr die Gesetzmäßigkeiten der zusammengesetzten Systeme bestimmt. Entstanden aus Vorlesungen an der Heidelberger Universität eignet sich dieses straff und klar abgefaßte, durch Übungsaufgaben ergänzte Lehrbuch gut als Begleittext zu einführenden Kursusvorlesungen an Hochschulen.

Einsteins Traum

Expeditionen an die Grenzen der Raumzeit

Author: Stephen Hawking

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3688111176

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 190

View: 7080

«In diesem Band sind Arbeiten gesammelt, die ich zwischen 1976 und 1992 geschrieben habe – autobiographische Skizzen, wissenschaftsphilosophische Überlegungen und Versuche zu erklären, warum mich die Physik und das Universum so faszinieren. (...) Da diese Arbeiten über einen Zeitraum von sechzehn Jahren entstanden, geben sie den jeweiligen Stand meines Wissens wieder, das sich, wie ich hoffe, im Laufe der Jahre erweitert hat. Ich nenne deshalb die Daten und die Anlässe, für die die Texte geschrieben wurden. Da jeder als in sich abgeschlossene Einheit konzipiert war, kommt es unweigerlich zu einem gewissen Maß an Wiederholungen. Ganz ist mir der Versuch, sie zu beseitigen, nicht gelungen. (...) Die wissenschaftlichen Artikel in diesem Buch sind in der Überzeugung geschrieben worden, daß das Universum von einer Ordnung bestimmt wird, die wir heute nur teilweise erkennen, die wir aber in einer nicht allzu fernen Zukunft möglicherweise vollständig verstehen werden. Es mag sein, daß diese Hoffnung ein Luftschloß ist; vielleicht gibt es keine endgültige Theorie, und selbst wenn, so bleibt sie uns unter Umständen verschlossen. Aber es ist auf jeden Fall besser, nach umfassendem Verständnis zu streben, als am menschlichen Geist zu verzweifeln.» Stephen Hawking 31. März 1993

Selected Exercises in Particle and Nuclear Physics

Author: Lorenzo Bianchini

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331970494X

Category: Science

Page: 364

View: 8131

This book presents more than 300 exercises, with guided solutions, on topics that span both the experimental and the theoretical aspects of particle physics. The exercises are organized by subject, covering kinematics, interactions of particles with matter, particle detectors, hadrons and resonances, electroweak interactions and flavor physics, statistics and data analysis, and accelerators and beam dynamics. Some 200 of the exercises, including 50 in multiple-choice format, derive from exams set by the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Research (INFN) over the past decade to select its scientific staff of experimental researchers. The remainder comprise problems taken from the undergraduate classes at ETH Zurich or inspired by classic textbooks. Whenever appropriate, in-depth information is provided on the source of the problem, and readers will also benefit from the inclusion of bibliographic details and short dissertations on particular topics. This book is an ideal complement to textbooks on experimental and theoretical particle physics and will enable students to evaluate their knowledge and preparedness for exams.

Einführung in die Elementarteilchenphysik

Author: David Griffiths

Publisher: VCH

ISBN: 9783055016271


Page: 433

View: 3053

The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and globalization have forced national history to yield place to European and global history. In medieval studies, Michael Borgolte has taken up the new challenge as no other German historian, encouraging the development of transcultural research on the Middle Ages. This volume includes several of his essays, but is intended to serve more as the basis for further research rather than to take stock of his work.

Statistical Data Analysis

Author: Glen Cowan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198501560

Category: Mathematics

Page: 197

View: 6018

This book is a guide to the practical application of statistics in data analysis as typically encountered in the physical sciences. It is primarily addressed at students and professionals who need to draw quantitative conclusions from experimental data. Although most of the examples are taken from particle physics, the material is presented in a sufficiently general way as to be useful to people from most branches of the physical sciences. The first part of the book describes the basic tools of data analysis: concepts of probability and random variables, Monte Carlo techniques, statistical tests, and methods of parameter estimation. The last three chapters are somewhat more specialized than those preceding, covering interval estimation, characteristic functions, and the problem of correcting distributions for the effects of measurement errors (unfolding).

Dunkle Materie und Dinosaurier

Die erstaunlichen Zusammenhänge des Universums

Author: Lisa Randall

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104030251

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 8455

Die Natur der Dunklen Materie gehört zu den spannendsten Fragen der Kosmologie. Die Bestseller-Autorin und Harvard-Professorin Lisa Randall nimmt uns in ihrem neuen Buch ›Dunkle Materie und Dinosaurier. Die erstaunlichen Zusammenhänge des Universums‹ mit auf eine Reise in die Welt der Physik und hilft uns zu verstehen, welche Rolle die Dunkle Materie bei der Entstehung unserer Galaxie, unseres Sonnensystems und sogar des Lebens selbst gespielt hat. Eindrucksvoll zeigt sie, wie die Wissenschaft neue Konzepte und Erklärungen für dieses weithin unbekannte Phänomen entwickelt und verwebt geschickt die Geschichte des Kosmos mit unserer eigenen. Ein Buch, das ein völlig neues Licht auf die tiefen Verbindungen wirft, die unsere Welt so maßgeblich mitgeprägt haben, und uns die außerordentliche Schönheit zeigt, die selbst den alltäglichsten Dingen innewohnt.