Chapter 11, Problem 29RE

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Ronald J. Harshbarger + 1 other

ISBN: 9781305108042

Textbook Problem

** Radioactive decay** A breeder reactor converts stable uranium-238 into the isotope plutonium-239. The decay of this isotope is given by

*A(t)* is the amount of isotope at time *t,* in years, and

(a) At what rate is *A*(*t*) decaying at *t* = 24,101 years?

(b) At what rate is *A(t)* decaying after 1 year?

(c) Is the rate of decay at its half-life greater or less than after 1 year?

**(a)**

To determine

**To calculate:** The rate at which *t,* in years and

Explanation

**Given Information:**

The provided expression is

Where *t,* in years and

**Formula Used:**

The product rule, if two functions are given in the form

The first derivative represent the rate.

**Calculation:**

The provided expression is

Differentiate on both the sides with respect to *t* by the product rule,

**(b)**

To determine

**To calculate:** The rate at which *t,* in years and

**(c)**

To determine

**To calculate:** The rate of decay at its half-life greater or less than after 1 year if a breeder reactor converts stable uranium-238 into the isotope plutonium-239. The decay of this isotope is given by *t,* in years and

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