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 n. Plural form of fourvector.
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All local fourvectors at the same event in spacetime can be expressed in terms of the same set of basis vectors.

Nonetheless, the final objects of an analysis are, at some approximate level, just fourvectors labelled as a certain particle type, with extra supplementary information.

Minkowski diagrams; invariants and fourvectors; momentum, energy, and mass; particle collisions.

Any early public release of all the data would most likely result in lots of junk preprints as people saw badlyunderstood detector effects and called them new physics — if CDF II had just gone and immediately published the fourvectors rolling out of its reconstruction software, I’m sure someone would have noticed a huge excess of monojet+missing energy events.

“As regards fourvectors: the processed data isn’t a collection of particles with welldefined momenta, energies or even identities.

As regards fourvectors: the processed data isn’t a collection of particles with welldefined momenta, energies or even identities.

One is whether the data should be made available to the public (in ASCII fourvectors or whatever); after all the taxpayers fund us, shouldn’t they get their money’s worth?

For example, Einstein originally formulated special relativity in language that now seems clumsy, and it was mathematician Hermann Minkowski’s introduction of fourvectors and spacetime that made further progress possible.
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