Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 33 - Think and Discuss: 85

Answer

No.

Work Step by Step

For radioactive atoms of a certain type, the probability of decaying (i.e., "dying") within the next time interval remains the same, no matter how old the atom. For humans, the probability of dying within the next time interval (e.g., within the next year) increases with the person's age. This is discussed on page 625.
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