Intro Template

Nuclear Decay Schemes


This lab examines the properties of the time dependence of quantum mechanical decays.

The exercises are divided as follows: 

Section 1


Two-level System

Section 2 System Solver
Section 3 Three-level System

Section 4

Branching Decays

Refer to Section 13-1 by Bernstein, Fishbane and Gasiorowicz  to learn about two-level exponential decay and Section 15-5 for more on nuclear reactions.

The Physlet contained in this exercise package was written by Wolfgang Christian .  This lab was prepared by Dan Boye.

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