How is exponential decay related to a half-life?
Half-life is a form of exponential decay over time.
Assume you have an initial quantity (
This means that the quantity will halve in value after
The half-life of Plutonium-241 is 14.4 years. If I start with 1000 gm after 5 years and 50 years I will have:
This is a form of exponential decay.