Radioactive Branching Using Dice

DOI: 10.4236/ce.2012.35099   PDF   HTML     5,822 Downloads   8,701 Views  

Abstract

Dice rolling (Emeric,1997) is a useful pedagogical tool (Arthur & Ian,2012; Todd, Clifton, Ingrid, Zdravko,2006)) to introduce students to the concepts and essential features of radioactivity. It can be extended to explain radioactive branching. In the process, the students learn about half life, decay constant and activity of a radioactive substance. Terms like stochastic processes, probability of decay, statistical fluctuations, and mutually exclusive processes; becomes clear in this process.

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Sahu, S. (2012). Radioactive Branching Using Dice. Creative Education, 3, 671-673. doi: 10.4236/ce.2012.35099.

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