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written by Wolfgang Christian
The EJS Radioactive Decay Model simulates the decay of a radioactive sample using discrete random events. It displays the number of radioactive nuclei as a function of time. You can change the initial number of nuclei and the decay constant as well as changing the plot to a semi-log plot.

The Radioactive Decay model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (Ejs) modeling tool.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.  Double clicking the ejs_ms_explicit_RadioactiveDecay.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.  Ejs is a part of the Open Source Physics Project and is designed to make it easier to access, modify, and generate computer models.  Additional Ejs models are available.  They can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, OSP, or Ejs.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java.
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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Modern Physics
- Nuclear Physics
= Radioactivity
Thermo & Stat Mech
- Probability
= Poisson Distribution
- Upper Undergraduate
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
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Program released under GNU-GPL. Narrative is copyrighted.
License:
This material is released under a GNU General Public License Version 3 license.
Rights Holder:
Wolfgang Christian
PACSs:
01.50.hv
07.05.Tp
02.50.-r
Keywords:
exponential decay, half-life, statistical physics
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created January 12, 2009 by Anne Cox
Record Updated:
June 11, 2014 by Andreu Glasmann
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W. Christian, Computer Program RADIOACTIVE DECAY MODEL, Version 1.0 (2009), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8453&DocID=929).
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W. Christian, Computer Program RADIOACTIVE DECAY MODEL, Version 1.0 (2009), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8453&DocID=929>.
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Christian, W. (2009). Radioactive Decay Model (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved December 19, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8453&DocID=929
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Christian, Wolfgang. "Radioactive Decay Model." Version 1.0. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8453&DocID=929 (accessed 19 December 2014).
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Christian, Wolfgang. Radioactive Decay Model. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2009. Java 1.5. 19 Dec. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8453&DocID=929>.
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