Radioactive Decay - Mathematics of Radioactive Decay

Mathematics of Radioactive Decay

For the mathematical details of exponential decay in general context, see exponential decay. For related derivations with some further details, see half-life. For the analogous mathematics in 1st order chemical reactions, see Consecutive reactions.

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