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Mean time between independent events

  1. Nov 12, 2013 #1
    Suppose I have two atoms that independently emit alpha particles. I want to find the mean [tex]\Delta T[/tex] for the events. I then want to extend this for 3, 4 etc. atoms however what I'd like to do for more than 3 atoms is find the smallest delta T for any two emissions.

    What should I look at to solve this?

    Thank you.
     
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  3. Nov 13, 2013 #2

    Stephen Tashi

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