This experiment begins with 100 radioactive particles. Each has probability of decaying of 1/6 at each trail (time period). Run the simulation and describe the random behavior using the words Independent event, Compound Events, Multiplication law, Exponential decay. What is the formula for the expected number of particles surviving at the nth trail? Add a formula, data and a line graph to the experimental data shown, giving the predictions from your theoretical model. Also add a horizontal line to the graph that helps you to find an estimate of the half-life of the original 100 particles. UNFORTUNATELY, this spreadsheet is about 2.5 MB, possibly due to the high number of links and conditional formatting I've used. So be prepared for a long download time! ALTERNATIVELY, you can download a much smaller ZIPPED version of the file here. |