If you ever read Lord of the Rings, you know that about a third of the third volume, The Return of the King, consists of appendices to enhance the story you’ve just read.

The purpose of the following is to help enhance your physics work this summer. If you’ve gotten through The C++ Path or The Python Path, you’ve got some time left, and you don’t feel ready to proceed to the Advanced Exercises, then feel free to browse through the following.

There’s not much about ROOT itself, but these sections may help better prepare you for your upcoming research. 1



Unlike the appendices in The Lord of the Rings, you’re not likely to learn much about Hobbits or the Downfall of Númenor. Sorry, but there are limits, even for me.

Figure 88: by Randall Munroe