# Counting a small number of radioactive atoms

Published: 01-01-1977| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/xyj4z9c3dd.1

Contributor:

A.M. Aurela

## Description

Title of program: COUNTING FEW RADIOACTIVE ATOMS Catalogue Id: AAUS_v1_0 Nature of problem The problem is to determine the frequency function P(n) of the posterior probability that a small sample of a radioactive isotope R contains n atoms at the end of the production of R, when the counts in the subsequent counting periods are known. Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data AAUS_v1_0; COUNTING FEW RADIOACTIVE ATOMS; 10.1016/0010-4655(77)90006-6 AAUS_v2_0; COUNTING FEW RADIOACTIVE ATOMS/2; 10.1016/0010-4655(79)90056-0 AAUS_v3_0; COUNTING FEW RADIOACTIVE ATOMS/3; 10.1016/0010-4655(83)90071-1 This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2018)