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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 halflife. 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.
 Spring '08
 Any
 Physics, Energy, Power

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