What is radioactive dating and what isotopes are used freak dating

by  |  15-Aug-2019 06:09

Wiens has a Ph D in Physics, with a minor in Geology.

His Ph D thesis was on isotope ratios in meteorites, including surface exposure dating.

Many rocks and organisms contain radioactive isotopes, such as U-235 and C-14.

But there are some questions that come to mind: Calculus students typically meet this problem somewhere in the second semester.

It is one of the simplest examples of a differential equation.

The half-lives of several radioactive isotopes are known and are used often to figure out the age of newly found fossils.

Different isotopes have different half-lives and sometimes more than one present isotope can be used to get an even more specific age of a fossil.

One way that helps scientists place fossils into the correct era on the Geologic Time Scale is by using radiometric dating.

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