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anonymous
 5 years ago
Radium decreases at the rate of 0.0428 percent per year.
a. What is its halflife? (A halflife of a radioactive substance is defined to be the time needed for half of the material to dissipate.
b. Write a recurrence relation to describe the decay of radium, where rn is the amount of radium remaining after n years.
c. Suppose that one started out with 2 grams of radium. Find a solution for the discrete dynamical system illustrating this process and give the value for r(100), the amount remaining after 100 years.
anonymous
 5 years ago
Radium decreases at the rate of 0.0428 percent per year. a. What is its halflife? (A halflife of a radioactive substance is defined to be the time needed for half of the material to dissipate. b. Write a recurrence relation to describe the decay of radium, where rn is the amount of radium remaining after n years. c. Suppose that one started out with 2 grams of radium. Find a solution for the discrete dynamical system illustrating this process and give the value for r(100), the amount remaining after 100 years.

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