# The process of radioactive dating

The final lesson, Frosty the Snowman Meets His Demise: An Analogy to Carbon Dating, is based on gathering evidence in the present and extrapolating it to the past.To do this lesson and understand half-life and rates of radioactive decay, students should understand ratios and the multiplication of fractions, and be somewhat comfortable with probability.The Nature of the Nucleus Composition Atomic nuclei are composed of two types of particles, protons and neutrons, which are collectively known as nucleons......electromagnetic radiation,energy radiated in the form of a wave as a result of the motion of electric charges.The emission was known as m) and over this short distance it can overcome the electromagnetic repulsion between the positively charged protons.

On the basis of our reasoning above we can say that the number which will decay will depend on overall number of nuclei, N, and also on the length of the brief period of time.

Members of the series are often called actinides, although actinium (at. 89) is not always considered a member of the series......

To demonstrate that the rates of decay of unstable nuclei can be measured, that the exact time that a certain nucleus will decay cannot be predicted, and that it takes a very large number of nuclei to find the rate of decay.

The elements with atomic number greater than 82 are radioactive.

The is a measure of how quickly on average a radioactive nuclei will take to decay.

A radioactive element is one with an unstable nucleus, which radiates alpha, beta or gamma radiation and gets converted to a stable element.