Lecture 3: Nuclear Decay
The Euler Method
After this lecture you should be able to:
Please find the course materials for Lecture 3 here:
Assignment 2 [October 18, 2011 0930-1130]
Solve problem 1.4 from the class text. Show your results in the form of a graph with NA=1000, NB=0, tau_A=1, tau_B=0.5. Use labels on your graphs.
Assignment 2 [October 6, 2009 0930-1130]
Solve problem 1.5 from the class text. Show your results in the form of a graph with NA=1000, NB=0, tau=1.
Assignment 2 [October 7, 2008 0930-1130]
Solve problem 1.6 from the class text. Show your results in the form of a graph. Assume N is large.
The 'best' solutions submitted for this exercise was provided by Konstantin Borschiov.
Assignment 3 
Solve exercise 1.3 from the course text. Provide a graphical solution for a parachutist who jumps from 2000m. Solve for velocity as a function of time and for position using the Euler method. Submit your m file by email to the class account by the end of the class.
Example Assignment 
Exercise 1.1 from the course text. The 'best' solution this assignment provided by M. Hughes.