Commonalities and differences in correlation analysis in terms of phase space, conditioning and uncorrelatedness are discussed. The Poisson process is not generally appropriate as reference distribution for normalisation and cumulants, so that generalised statistics in terms of arbitrarily defined reference processes must be employed. Consideration of the sampling hierarchy leads us to a classification of current event-by-event observables.
- Pub Date:
- February 2001
- High Energy Physics - Experiment;
- High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
- Multiparticle Dynamics (Tihany) review talk. 12 pages, includes 4 figs, 8 .eps files and own style file