This paper presents a measurement of the mass of the W boson using data collected with the CDF detector during the 1992-1993 collider run at the Fermilab Tevatron. A fit to the transverse mass spectrum of a sample of 3268 W→μν events recorded in an integrated luminosity of 19.7 pb-1 gives MWμ=80.310±0.205 (stat)±0.130 (syst) GeV/c2. A fit to the transverse mass spectrum of a sample of 5718 W→eν events recorded in 18.2 pb-1 gives MWe=80.490±0.145 (stat)±0.175 (syst) GeV/c2. Combining the muon and electron results, accounting for correlated uncertainties, yields MW=80.410±0.180 GeV/c2.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)