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Title Parton Distributions and the LHC : W and Z Production
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Abstract W and Z bosons will be produced copiously at the LHC proton-proton collider. We study the parton distribution dependence of the total production cross-sections and rapidity distributions, paying particular attention to the uncertainties arising in the parton distributions themselves. Variations in the gluon, the strong coupling, the sea quarks and the overall normalization are shown to lead to small but non-negligible variations in the cross-section predictions. Ultimately, therefore, the measurement of these cross sections will provide a powerful cross check on our knowledge of parton distributions and their evolution.
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Report RAL Technical Reports RAL-TR-1999-047. 1999. raltr-1999047.pdf 1999
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