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Mon February 28, 2011 By: Annie Joseph

is dn/dt proportional to N or activity{R}.nwhat is relation between R & N

Expert Reply
Mon February 28, 2011

Dear student

The rate at which nuclei decay(dn/dt) is proportional to N, the number of nuclei in the radioactive sample.

decay rate(R)

 R = -dN/N = λNoe-λt

or, R = R0 e-λt

Ro= Decay rate at time, t = 0.

 

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