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1. If we record the number of counts observed with a geiger tube at
discrete periods within the decay, is this approach still valid? Say that
I've got a sample with a 52 hour half life. I come back about once a day,
fire up the good old geiger tube and measure the activity for 10 minutes.
Can I just use that number of counts as the power of a probability function
to multiply through here?
Traditionally we have them fit a double exponential function to this data.
But this is fraught with problems and subtle choices in the analysis which
will change the result.