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How to derive formula for nucleus decay using this equation?

  1. Feb 10, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    The formula being derived is N=No*e^k*t, from the equation Nn=No/2^n where No is the initial number of particles and the lowercase n in the second equation is the number of half lives. The n in Nn just indicates the number of particles after so many half lives. You might also use the formula for the decay constant so feel free to.
    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I haven't really made any meaningful progress so I leave it to you!
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  3. Feb 11, 2016 #2


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