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Data Page for Final Draft

This page is where I will be posting all of the data I took for the Poisson distribution lab for the final paper in physics 307. The lab is spread out over several different places, and here are the links to the different notebook entries, and drafts of the paper:

Data

Here are all of the Google Spreadsheets containing mine and Kirstin's data. We took a lot, and there is a lot of data, so it could take a while to load up properly.

Establishing Poisson

These tables summarize the data that we took the first week of lab, where we attempted to show that background radiation follows a Poisson. We then used this information to predict the behavior of the the distribution with a one second interval size, and measured it.

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Second Background Check

Because we couldn't be certain that the background radiation did not change between the first week, and the extra lab data week, we took another set of data measuring the background radiation to ensure our cobalt and cesium measurements were accurate by taking subtracting the background levels.

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Cobalt-60 Data

These are the tables summarizing the data we collected from the radioactive cobalt-60 gamma-ray source:

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Cesium-137 Data

These tables are the raw data we collected from the cesium-137 gamma-ray source:

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MATLAB Code

Here is a sample of the code I used to analyze the data for the paper.