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Giancoli's Physics: Principles with Applications, 7th Global Edition
Nuclear Energy; Effects and Uses of Radiation
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31-1: Nuclear Reactions, Transmutation
31-2: Nuclear Fission
31-3: Nuclear Fusion
31-5: Dosimetry
31-9: NMR

Problem 50
  1. 84218Po{}_{84}^{218}Po
  2. α decay, with T12=3.1 min\alpha \textrm{ decay, with } T_{\frac{1}{2}} = 3.1 \textrm{ min} There is also a bit of β\beta decay.
  3. Chemically reactive. It's in the same group as Oxygen on the periodic table.
  4. initial: 8×106 Bq8 \times 10^6 \textrm{ Bq}, after one month: 3.2×104 Bq3.2 \times 10^4 \textrm{ Bq}
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