# How to calculate radiometric dating

#### Radiometric age dating half life

[1] the use of radiometric dating was first published in 1907 by bertram boltwood[2] and is now the principal source of information about the absolute age of rocks and other geological features, including the age of fossilized life forms or the age of the earth itself, and can also be used to date a wide range of natural and man-made materials. history of life on earthradiometric datingchronometric revolutioncarbon 14 dating 1carbon 14 dating 2potassium-argon (k-ar) datingk-ar dating calculationatomic number, atomic mass, and isotopescurrent time:0:00total duration:11:070 energy pointsstudying for a test?–lead radiometric dating involves using uranium-235 or uranium-238 to date a substance's absolute age.
#### How to find radiometric dating

[3] among the best-known techniques are radiocarbon dating, potassium–argon dating and uranium–lead dating. dating or radioactive dating is a technique used to date materials such as rocks or carbon, in which trace radioactive impurities were selectively incorporated when they were formed. in these cases, usually the half-life of interest in radiometric dating is the longest one in the chain, which is the rate-limiting factor in the ultimate transformation of the radioactive nuclide into its stable daughter.