Students will learn what is meant by half life and how to solve problems involving radioactive decay.
Study the basics of radioactive decay and the properties of atomic nuclei in Marie Curie's laboratory and classroom.
Learn about how radiocarbon dating works and how anthropologists can use this method to figure out who long ago people lived.
The decay constant is explained. The connection between the decay constant and the half-life time is also explicitly worked out.
The half-life formula is explained and an example problem is worked out.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Half Life.