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Determining the muon mass in an instructional laboratory
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10.Consistent with the shorthand used in the field of particle physics, we will call this quantity the “muon mass,” although it is actually the “muon rest energy.”
See the “particle detectors” section of ⟨pdg.lbl.gov
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16.Our simplified simulation algorithm can be duplicated by anyone with programming skill. This algorithm is based on a research-grade simulation one of us (B.B.) wrote in Root, the standard analysis framework used in contemporary high-energy physics. We have found that the simplified simulation produces the same results as our Root-based simulation.
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18.Alternatively, the North Star Research TT-G2 Thyratron driver can be used.
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