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Manuscript Title: TAUOLA: a library of Monte Carlo programs to simulate decays of polarized tau leptons.
Authors: S. Jadach, J.H. Kuhn, Z. Was
Program title: TAUOLA, version 1.5
Catalogue identifier: ABZP_v1_0
Distribution format: gz
Journal reference: Comput. Phys. Commun. 64(1991)275
Programming language: Fortran.
Computer: IBM 3090.
Operating system: VM/CMS.
RAM: 45K words
Word size: 32
Keywords: Heavy lepton tau, Monte carlo simulation, Spin polarization, Electro-weak theory, Particle physics, Elementary, Event simulation.
Classification: 11.2.

Subprograms used:
Cat Id Title Reference
ABTK_v1_0 RANMAR CPC 60(1990)329

Revision history:
Type Tit le Reference
correction 000ACORRECTION 21/11/91 See below

Nature of problem:
The heavy lepton tau decays into two pure leptonic and many hadronic decay channels. They can be used to study the corresponding elements of the charged current or, as a tool in testing electroweak theory. In particular, since the distributions of the tau decay products are sensitive to tau polarization, they are used as spin polarimeters.

Solution method:
The Monte Carlo simulation is suited best for studying tau decays, because typically tau may decay into several particles and the decay distributions are difficult to handle analytically. Furthermore, many Monte Carlo programs for tau production exist already and they must include high quality subprograms for tau decays.

Restrictions:
For decays into four and more pions a simplified dynamical treatment has been adopted.

Running time:
Efficiency is ca 700 events per IBM 3090 CPU sec., in the inclusive mode.

CORRECTION SUMMARY
Manuscript Title: Unpublished correction to TAUOLA: a library of Monte Carlo programs to simulate decays of polarized tau leptons.
Authors: S. Jadach, J.H. Kuhn, Z. Was
Program title: 000ACORRECTION 21/11/91
Catalogue identifier: ABZP_v1_0
Distribution format: gz
Classification: 11.2.