Energy, Momentum, and Mass
Students examine data to find how energy, momentum, and mass are related.
Students construct histograms, identify the best value to represent the data, and report the uncertainty in their answers.
Histograms: The Basics
Students build basic histogram skills required in many of the other activities in the Data Activities Portfolio.
What Heisenberg Knew
Heisenberg knew that, at the quantum level, we cannot know everything, at least not all at once. Students explore uncertainties in measurements of complimentary variables to find this out for themselves.
Mean Lifetime Part 3: MINERvA
Students collect data from muons which decay in the MINERvA detector in the Fermilab NuMi beamline to understand particle decay and determine the muon lifetime.
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.
Signal and Noise: The Basics
Students analyze signals and noise first in audio and video forms and then look at signals and noise from physic measurements.
Making it ‘Round the Bend - Quantitative
Students measure the effects of electric and magnetic fields on particles.