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Cross section

  1. Oct 20, 2013 #1
    Hi all,

    I'd like to more understand what is the difference between when we draw the differential cross section

    ## \frac{d \sigma ~ (pb)}{dM ~ (GeV)} ##, when we draw ## \sigma ~ (pb) /bin##

    and the total cross section ## \sigma ~ (pb) ## .. I mean for a process like

    p p > x x~ (where x is a particle has mx=100 GeV) .. ## \frac{d \sigma ~ (pb)}{dM ~ (GeV)} ##
    and ## \sigma ~ (pb) /bin ## VS. mx gives a peak at 100 GeV while ## \sigma ~ (pb) ## gives the variation of ## \sigma ## with mx ..

    Bests,
    Safinaz
     
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2013
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