Accession Number:

AD0022378

Title:

STATISTICAL THEORY OF COINCIDENCE EXPERIMENTS

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1953-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

The consistent use of a general statistical theory makes possible the elimination of ambiguities from the interpretation of coincidence experiments. It is shown that measurements of time delays and disintegration rates of experimental coincidence curves alone. For the treatment of the time-resolving properties of coincidence equipment, two characteristic time magnitudes are needed, one of which is a straight-forward generalization of the old definition of the resolving time. The two time magnitudes allow the approximate determination of random time lags. The general theory also provides a strict definition of the coincidence efficiency.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE