Accession Number:

AD0255466

Title:

AN ANALYSIS OF THE CURVES DESCRIBING DECAY PHENOMENA

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.,

Corporate Author:

FRANKFORD ARSENAL PHILADELPHIA PA

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Report Date:

1961-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A tudy was ade to determine the equations of analytic curves that closely mach the experimental urves obtained upon measurements of decay proceses. A method is decribed for matching experimental decay curves. The crve is assumed to be a solution to a pcular differenial equation dxdt equals the product of -A and x to the power of k and the values of k and A are determined in a unique manner from the experimental data. The plot of this equation, with the values of k and A so determined, yields a curve that matches the experimental curve very closely. The method will be generally useful to others who encounter this type of problem. ATHOR

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE