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This dissertation describes a measurement of the muon charge asymmetry from W&rarr&mu&nu decay using 7.3 fb-1 of data collected from April 2002 to July 2010 using the D0 detector at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. The measurement for muons with pseudorapidity |&eta| < 2 probes the charge asymmetry for momentum fraction x from 0.005 to 0.3. The charge asymmetry is compared with the theory predictions generated from RESBOS with CTEQ6.6 parton distribution functions, and from POWHEG with CT10 and MSTW2008 PDFs. The results show good agreement with the electron charge asymmetry measurement from D0. So far, our measurement is the most precise lepton charge asymmetry measurement done at the Tevatron.
A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Physics in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Includes bibliographical references.
Susan K. Blessing, Professor Directing Dissertation; Ettore Aldrovandi, University Representative; Andrew Askew, Committee Member; Joseph Owens, III, Committee Member; Jorge Piekarewicz, Committee Member.
Florida State University
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