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Glossary Terms




TERMS

flat file

data

JobCModule/JobCMacro

operator overloading/overloading a function

PackRat

RotoRoot

Reroot

CalDet

Snarl

Base Release

Test Release

Frozen Release

SRT

CVS

Athens

QUESTIONS

coordinate system

proposal: we continue to support both a global (detector-level) coordinate system as well as a local coordinate system for individual detector elements (e.g. strips (logical vs. physical?)).
question: do we continue to use cm as our basic unit of length?
question: do we continue to use the tpos (transverse position) variable. Is this useful? Is it well defined. A related question is the definition of the rotations X,Y,U,V. Perhaps, U and V should be redefined to straddle the X rather than the Y orientation.

flux file

An source of particles, generated by an external program, that serves as input to the simulation. These simulate a variety of physics sources.
question: what about correlated muons from atmospheric showers ... are these fluxes or inputted events?

pixel

The input to a uniquely identifiable electronics channel.

question: is this to be exactly a channel, or should cross-talk impose a distinction between the two?

strip

A length of scintillating plastic.

question: what about "logical" vs. "physical" strips, i.e., does the term refer to aligned strips that are in two parts due to the break imposed by the coil, or is each strip a single unbroken piece of plastic.

supermodule

A sequence of passive and active detector planes that constitute a logical unit.

proposal: The baseline MINOS detectors each have two (see discussion below).


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