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Background rejection / data analysis

  1. Dec 1, 2015 #1

    How can one calculate background rejection from a background sample applying cuts ??
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  3. Dec 1, 2015 #2


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    Compare the number of sampled background events which pass the cuts to the total number of sampled background events.
  4. Dec 1, 2015 #3
    So what is background efficiency? Is background efficiency and background rejection are the same ?
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    They are different ways to describe the same thing. If 5% of your background events pass the selection (1 out of 20), you have a background efficiency of 5% and a background rejection of 20.
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