Carbon dating and half life calculations
After 5600 years, if we start with a gram, we end up with half a gram.
This rather complex formula shows you how to solve this puzzle using accepted scientific methods.
Libby invented carbon dating for which he received the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1960.
This is a formula which helps you to date a fossil by its carbon.
If a fossil contains 60% of its original carbon, how old is the fossil? That means this is how long it takes for half the nuclei to decay.
The Half Life is independent of the physical state (solid, liquid, gas) temperature, pressure, the chemical compound in which the nucleus finds itself, and essentially any other outside influence.
It is independent of the chemistry of the atomic surface, and independent of the ordinary physical factors of the outside world.