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Homework Help: Muon Decay question

  1. Nov 25, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    By taking the natural logarithms of each side, that this equation can be linearized by making a semi logarithmic plot. Identify the variables and state what the slope , and y-intercept would represent.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I tried logging both sides, however i cannot get past the step.

    log(F)/log(Fo*e)= -d/cτ
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  3. Nov 25, 2014 #2


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    You need to brush up on the rules of logarithms, especially natural logarithms.

    After all, if you simplify ln (ex), what do you get?
  4. Nov 25, 2014 #3
    Also note that multiplication is lower priority than exponentiation, so Fo was not raised to any power in the "relevant equation".

    log(a.bx) = log(a) + x.log(b)
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