Half-life |
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number of half-lives elapsed |
fraction remaining |
percentage remaining | |
---|---|---|---|
0 | ^{1}⁄_{1} | 100 | |
1 | ^{1}⁄_{2} | 50 | |
2 | ^{1}⁄_{4} | 25 | |
3 | ^{1}⁄_{8} | 12 | .5 |
4 | ^{1}⁄_{16} | 6 | .25 |
5 | ^{1}⁄_{32} | 3 | .125 |
6 | ^{1}⁄_{64} | 1 | .5625 |
7 | ^{1}⁄_{128} | 0 | .78125 |
... | ... | ... | |
n | ^{1}/_{2n} | ^{100}/_{2n} |
half-life (symbol t_{1⁄2}) is the time required for a quantity to reduce to half of its initial value. the term is commonly used in
the original term, half-life period, dating to
half-life is constant over the lifetime of an exponentially decaying quantity, and it is a
This article is missing information about the history of the term half-life.July 2019) ( |
Number of half-lives elapsed |
Fraction remaining |
Percentage remaining | |
---|---|---|---|
0 | ^{1}⁄_{1} | 100 | |
1 | ^{1}⁄_{2} | 50 | |
2 | ^{1}⁄_{4} | 25 | |
3 | ^{1}⁄_{8} | 12 | .5 |
4 | ^{1}⁄_{16} | 6 | .25 |
5 | ^{1}⁄_{32} | 3 | .125 |
6 | ^{1}⁄_{64} | 1 | .5625 |
7 | ^{1}⁄_{128} | 0 | .78125 |
... | ... | ... | |
n | ^{1}/_{2n} | ^{100}/_{2n} |
Half-life (symbol t_{1⁄2}) is the time required for a quantity to reduce to half of its initial value. The term is commonly used in
The original term, half-life period, dating to
Half-life is constant over the lifetime of an exponentially decaying quantity, and it is a