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Learning Exercise: Radioactivity Web Assignment No. 2

Title:
Radioactivity Web Assignment No. 2
Material:
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.
Course: Second semester, introductory physics; modern physics.

Info

Submitted by:
John Walkup
Date Last Modified:
June 07, 2001

Exercise

See
http://www.nhn.ou.edu/~walkup/demonstrations/WebAssignments/Radioactivity002.htm

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Topics

Radioactive decay, radioactivity, exponential rate, radioactive sequence.

Requirements

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.