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  • n. Plural form of four-vector.

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Examples

  • All local four-vectors at the same event in space-time can be expressed in terms of the same set of basis vectors.

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

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  • Minkowski diagrams; invariants and four-vectors; momentum, energy, and mass; particle collisions.

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

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  • “As regards four-vectors: the processed data isn’t a collection of particles with well-defined momenta, energies or even identities.

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  • As regards four-vectors: the processed data isn’t a collection of particles with well-defined momenta, energies or even identities.

    Should the Data be Public?

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

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

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