Analysis

Instructions for the analysis

Theory predicts that the various processes should have the following proportions in the production of W particles:

process | Feynman diagram | proportion |
---|---|---|

gluon quark interaction | 66% | |

gluon gluon interaction | 34% |

- Calculate using the measurement of R± how many times more W
^{+}than W^{-}particles were produced in quark gluon interactions.

Hint 1: W^{+}and W^{-}particles are produced at about the same rate in gluon gluon interaction.

Hint 2: 66% of all W particles are produced in quark gluon interactions whereas 34% of them are produced in gluon gluon interactions.

- What do you conclude from your result about the structure of the proton?

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