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Application of Bayesian probability theory to the measurement of binomial data at past and future Tevatron experiments

  title={Application of Bayesian probability theory to the measurement of binomial data at past and future Tevatron experiments},
  author={M. L. Kelly},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Experiment},
  • M. L. Kelly
  • Published 10 August 1999
  • Physics
  • arXiv: High Energy Physics - Experiment
The experimental problem of converting a measured binomial quantity, the fraction of events in a sample that pass a cut, into a physical binomial quantity, the fraction of events originating from a signal source, is described as a system of linear equations. This linear system illustrates several familiar aspects of experimental data analysis. Bayesian probability theory is used to find a solution to this binomial measurement problem that allows for the straightforward construction of… 
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