Intrinsic Randomness

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Title Intrinsic Randomness
Description This lesson has the students explore the intrinsic randomness of alpha decay by using dice and the simulation of alpha decay. The focus is on the predictable behaviour of large numbers of particles and the unpredictable nature of single particles.
Subject Physics
Level High School
Type Concept Questions
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included Yes
Language English
Keywords intrinsic randomness, nuclear, radioactivity
Simulation(s) Alpha Decay

Author(s) Roberta Tevlin
School / Organization Toronto District School Board
Date submitted 6/28/08
Date updated 10/9/08