A dynamic, all-inclusive overview of the field of health physics A Doody's Core Title for 2011! If it's an important topic in the field of health physics, you'll find it in this trusted text ...in sections on physical principles, atomic and nuclear structure, radioactivity, biological effects of radiation, and instrumentation. This one-of-a-kind guide spans the entire scope of the field and offers a problem-solving approach that will serve you throughout your career. Features: A thorough overview of need-to-know topics, from a review of physical principles to a useful look at the interaction of radiation with matter More than 380 "Homework Problems" and 175+ "Example Problems" Essential background material on quantitative risk assessment for radiation exposure Authoritative radiation safety and environmental health coverage that supports the International Commission on Radiological Protection's standards for specific populations High-yield appendices to expand your comprehension of chapter material NEW! Essential coverage of non-ionizing radiation, lasers and microwaves, computer use in dose calculation, and dose limit recommendations
Herman Cember, PhD, is Professor Emeritus, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. Thomas E. Johnson, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.
1. Introduction 2. Review of Physical Principles 3. Atomic and Nuclear Structure 4. Radiation Sources 5. Interaction of Radiation with Matter 6. Radiation Dosimetry 7. Biological Basis for Radiation Safety 8. Radiation Safety Guides 9. Health Physics Instrumentation 10. External Radiation Safety 11. Internal Radiation Safety 12. Criticality 13. Evaluation of Radiation Safety Measures 14. Nonionizing Radiation Safety Appendix A: Values of Some Useful Constants Appendix B: Table of the Elements Appendix C: The Reference Person Overall Specifications Appendix D: Source in Bladder Contents Appendix E: Total Mass Attenuation Coefficients Appendix F: Mass Energy Absorption Coefficients Answers to Problems Index
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