ch43-p019 - 19. If R is the decay rate then the power...

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19. If R is the decay rate then the power output is P = RQ , where Q is the energy produced by each alpha decay. Now R = λ N = N ln 2/ T 1/2 , where λ is the disintegration constant and T 1/2 is the half-life. The relationship 1/2 (ln 2) / T λ = is used. If M is the total mass of material and
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This note was uploaded on 05/19/2011 for the course PHY 2049 taught by Professor Any during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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