# Mean time between independent events

1. Nov 12, 2013

### Ashiataka

Suppose I have two atoms that independently emit alpha particles. I want to find the mean $$\Delta T$$ 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.

2. Nov 13, 2013