In 1989, fibres from the Shroud of Turin were found to contain about 92% of the level of C-14 in living matter. Determine the age of the shroud using PHASER. Suppose that there was 0.15% error in the determination of the percentage of C-14 in the sample of the shroud. What is the range of possible dates for the sample?
Some people do not agree with the results of the C-14 dating of the Shroud. Do some research on the Web (see the links above, for example) and identify an objection or raise one of your own. Argue for or against the objection.
Fix the parameter r = 1 and vary the parameter k from 0.5 to 3.0. Next fix k = 1.5 and vary r from 0.5 to 4.0. Describe the results of your experiments from the biological viewpoint.