Learning Exercise

Radioactivity Web Assignment No. 1

Web assignment uses an embedded Java applet by Fu-Kwun Hwang to test the user on their understanding of the time evolution of radioactive decay.
Course: Second semester, introductory physics; modern physics.
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An applet that demonstrates the rate of conversion from parent nucleus to daughter nucleus in radioactivity. see more

Exercise

See
http://www.nhn.ou.edu/~walkup/demonstrations/WebAssignments/Radioactivity001.htm

Requirements

Knowledge of the exponential function.

Topics

Radioactive decay, radioactivity, exponential rate.

Learning Objectives

To enhance understanding of what is meant by exponential rate of decay.