Rdio Active Decay title
This text is meant to accompany class discussions. It is not everything there is to know about uniform circular motion. It is meant as a  prep for class. More detailed notes and examples are given in the class notes, presentations, and demonstrations. See the links below.
 
Radioactive Decay
Alpha Decay, α

 

This video can be found on youTube at https://youtu.be/N_6gJiGJxVc

 

Beta minus decay, β

 

This video can be found on youTube at https://youtu.be/K60t94jW7kE

Note: Sometimes an electron is called a "beta particle." Instead of the symbol for an electron the electron in the beta minus chemical equation, it is sometimes represented as .

 

Beta plus decay, β+

 

This video can be found on youTube at https://youtu.be/ut_HpuA6tZU

 

Gamma decay, γ

 

This video can be found on youTube at https://youtu.be/u3s7rLKZt4U


Note: In a radio active processes scientists have given special names to the elements involved.

 


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