Histograms: Uncertainty

Students construct histograms, identify the best value to represent the data, and report the uncertainty in their answers. 

The Case of the Hidden Neutrino

Students use momentum conservation to examine the decay of top-antitop pairs to determine what is missing from the event.

Mean Lifetime Part 1: Dice

Rolling dice serves as the model for decaying particles.

Signal and Noise: Cosmic Muons

In this introductory tutorial that, students learn about how to distinguish muon signals from background and instrumental noise.

Making it ‘Round the Bend - Quantitative

Students measure the effects of electric and magnetic fields on particles. 

Rolling with Rutherford

Students use statistics to make an indirect measurement they can easily confirm.

Calculate the Top Quark Mass

Students use conservation laws and vector addition to calculate the top mass from event displays.

Calculate the Z Mass

Students use conservation laws and vector addition to calculate the Z mass from event displays.