R4 Laplace and Fourier Transform

Week 4: Laplace and Fourier Transform

Give an application of either Laplace or Fourier transform in real-life.
Laplace transform is used in the computation of radioactive decay. “Radioactive decay is the spontaneous breakdown of an atomic nucleus resulting in the release of energy and matter from the nucleus.” [1] Computing for the radioactive decay of a substance involves the use of differential equations. Using Laplace transform, which “is particularly useful in solving linear ordinary differential equations”, [2] makes the computation more manageable. [3]

[1] Retrieved from https://www.nde-ed.org/EducationResources/HighSchool/Radiography/radioactivedecay.htm
[2] Retrieved from http://mathworld.wolfram.com/LaplaceTransform.html
[3] Retrieved from http://holbert.faculty.asu.edu/eee460/RadioactiveDecay.pdf