Radioactivity Simulation

Faculty Commons material developed by Deva O'Neil - Published July 13, 2018

This activity guides students through simulating radioactive decay in VPython. It is designed to give insight into the role of the decay constant in determining decay rate, and to allow students to apply the equation n(t) = N0 e^(- lambda t) for the remaining number of undecayed atoms at a time t.

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