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Google Code-in 2014 FOSSASIA

Radioactive Decay Unit Conversion - Create a simple GUI application using JAVA Script for Radioactivity Unit Conversion.

completed by: Mario Scappini

mentors: Praveen Patil

Note: Please do not claim this task if you have already completed a similar task on unit conversion tool using JAVA Script.


Unit Conversion Tools

Unit conversions are an important part of scientific calculations. Without knowing these conversions our understanding of science would be severely limited. Even if science/math is not a chosen field of study, the average citizen can also benefit from knowing these conversions.


The units that most people from the United States are familiar with are the English Units. For instance, you know that a football field is 100 yards long, or that the speed limit on the highway is 65 miles per hour. Most people from other countries however, are not familiar with the English System, instead they know the Metric System.Therefore unit conversion tools have become a necessity in our day-to-day life.


Learning Objective of the Task

To learn GUI programming with python and contribute to world of FOSS and Science Education with easy to use applications.


Details of the Task

Create a simple GUI application using JAVA Script for converting unit of 'Radioactive Decay' ( or Rate of Radioactive Disintegration) from one system of units to another.

For example Becquerel to Curie  {1becquerel (Bq) is equal to 2.702702702 E-11 curie (Ci)}. Consider adding all the related units like Curie, Becquerel, Rutherford etc...


In the application one should be able to easily convert  'Radioactive Decay' measurements such as Becquerel (Bq) to curie (Ci) or Rutherford (Rd)etc.

User should  select units for conversion (To and From) and enter the value of Radioactive Decay Rate and click on convert button to get the converted value.


 Example GUI

 (Its for Temperature. You need to create a similar one for Radioactive Decay..... You are free to use your creativity while designing the GUI  :) )




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Some useful links

  1. Radioactive Decay unit conversion :
  2. Units of Radioactivity :
  3. Example Tool :