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Homework Help: Geiger-Muller Counter?

  1. Aug 8, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Detection of radiation by a Geiger-Muller counter depends on what?
    the emission of a photon from an excited atom
    the ability of an ionized gas to carry an electrical charge
    the detection of the sound made by decay particles
    the ability of a photomultiplier tube to amplify the electrical signal from a phosphor
    the emission of a photon of light by the radioactive particle

    I think it is b, but the wording is what throws me off.
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  3. Aug 8, 2014 #2


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    You might be right. But can you explain your reasoning as to why it might be (b), and why the correct answer would not be any of the others?
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