- Homework Statement:
- I am conducting an experiment in which I investigate the relationship between the counts per second detected by a Geiger Counter and the distance between said Geiger Counter and the source of radiation. Attached in my solution is a graph of the counts per second over time. My question is: why so much variation between the data points? Also, what mathematical formulae can we use to define this relationship as well as have any relevance to the topic at all.
- Relevant Equations:
- The average counts per second is inversely proportional to the square of the distance between the source and detector.