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Learning Exercise

Material: Natural Radioactive Series
Submitted by: John Walkup on Jun 07, 2001
Date Last Modified: Jun 07, 2001
Title: Radioactivity Web Assignment No. 2
Description: Web assignment on radioactive decay using an applet
by Yevgeniy Miretskiy. Assignment is qualitative and
requires no mathematical computation. Applet
displays a radioactive sequence that can be animated.
User is then asked questions about the relationship
between the abundances and the half-lives of the
isotopes. List of helpful resources included.
Time Required Under 30 minutes.
Topics: Radioactive decay, radioactivity, exponential rate, radioactive sequence.
Course: Second semester, introductory physics; modern physics.
Prerequisites Skills: Understanding of basic radioactivity. Knowledge of scientific notation.
Learning Objectives: To allow the user to understand how the half-life of an isotope affects its abundance in a radioactive decay sequence.
Text of Learning Exercise: See
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