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Unformatted text preview: peak. Problem 3. Higgs boson in an s-channel. Consider pp + scattering mediated by a virtual Higgs boson exchange only (i.e., s-channel gluon fusion to a Higgs boson, with the Higgs decaying to muon pairs). Use PYTHIA to plot the angular distribution of the muon (i.e. the dierential cross-section d/d cos ) in the CM frame . Compare to the analogous result from Section 5.1 in Peskin&Schroeder for e + e + which was mediated by a virtual photon only. Can we use this angular distribution as an indicator of the spin of the intermediate particle? Problem 4. Z production. Repeat the previous problem, only this time consider an intermediate Z vector boson resonance. (Use the default Z model in PYTHIA: read section 8.4.2.) 1...
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2012 for the course PHZ 6358 taught by Professor Matchev during the Spring '12 term at University of Florida.
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