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Track Finding in Physics

Schut, M. (2017) Track Finding in Physics. Bachelor's Thesis, Physics.

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Abstract

The goal of this research paper is to discuss and review several statistical methods used for track finding in (high energy) physics. The method discussed is the Likelihood Method, along with two variations: using a Corridor and so-called Tukey weights. The Likelihood Method has a problem with outliers, they have a large influence on the result. Using one of the mentioned variations reduces this influence, but they use arbitrary parameters that influence the result or are prone to small changes in the hypothesis. These problems will be discussed. Furthermore, two new methods will be offered (the Unlikelihood Method and the Ratio of Distances Method) that may tackle the problems of the earlier methods. The Unlikelihood Method will show to be a prospective method for track finding, the Ratio of Distances Method will not.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Degree programme: Physics
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 08:29
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 08:29
URI: http://fse.studenttheses.ub.rug.nl/id/eprint/15324

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