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please forgive me if you find that this is not the correct place, but since my work is of experimental nuclear physics and I didn't find a sub.forum in math neither engineering I decide to post here.

Here is the question:

in any track detector, the spatial accuracy of the detector is σ=pitch/sqrt(12) where the pitch is the separation between two wires/fibers/etc, but where the sqrt(12) comes from?

I know that should come from some statistics analysis but I have an absolute blockout.

Thank you

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# Spatial Detector accuracy

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