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Unformatted text preview: isotope is always the same. ← Ages calculated using radioactive decay tell us when the minerals in a rock first solidified from a molten state or formed through metamorphism ← ← Isotopes with longer half-lives are better for dating older rocks. While shorter half lives are better for dating younger rocks. 25/02/2008 17:41:00 ← 25/02/2008 17:41:00 ←...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course NATS 101 taught by Professor Allister during the Spring '08 term at Arizona.
- Spring '08