Is nuclear decay based on probability?

1. Nov 8, 2008

as above.

2. Nov 8, 2008

malawi_glenn

what do you mean with "based"?

A nucleus has a certain probability to decay witihin each small time inverval yes. Why do you ask?

3. Nov 8, 2008

Chaste

Does it apply only for alpha decay? or Beta and gamma decays too?

4. Nov 8, 2008

Yes!

5. Nov 8, 2008

Chaste

alright thank you =)