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What is transverse mass?

  1. Feb 1, 2010 #1
    Hi all,

    Just as the title says: What is transverse mass?
    Why do experimentalists use it instead of the usual mass (if it is something different and not just a jargon)?

  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 1, 2010 #2
  4. Feb 2, 2010 #3
    Thanks ansgar, I also could find there "transverse energy" which was my second question.

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