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TABLE NOTES: Nuclear reactions in this table begin to show the range of nuance in the least action process.

The first reaction    has a normal decay path that includes 46 isotopes, 39 of which are radioactive intermediates. The end products of normal decay are 7 stable isotopes, three of which are in Miley's final electrode. The least action process appears to select for Erbium-167 with a least action mass change of 0.0775065amu. However, the table of the isotopes footnotes 42He: believed to undergo -decay to Dysprosium-163. This turns out to be the least action path with a mass change of 0.0767937amu. Notice how the reaction produces 42He.

Equation 3 in this table shows the same reaction, but now fusing an additional deuteron  .  Again the apparent Least Action product is not selected because -decay of    is shown to produce a lower mass change, 0.0642818 amu. But look what happens three reactions later where    has the same apparent Least Action product,  ,  but a much different overall mass change: 0.0829402 amu. The different overall mass change is important. In particular, the smaller mass change will occur earlier in the sequence of steps that is the Least Action process. Do you begin to see how the ordering of the overall mass change allows us to place these reactions in the order in which they will occur in the experimental apparatus? In fact, we can order all of the reactions in these tables based on increasing absolute magnitude of the mass change, to approximate the temporal sequence of these nuclear reactions in the Least Action process.