Introduction to Health Physics

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jan 1, 1996 - Medical - 733 pages
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This edition continues to provide students with a basic understanding of the biophysical bases of radiation, radiation safety standards, and the key factors in radiation protection. Now includes new coverage of non-ionizing radiation-laser and microwaves, computer use in dose calculation and dose limit recommendations. Emphasizes a problem-solving approach that will serve students into their clinical careers.

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Contents

THREE Atomic and Nuclear Structure
51
FOUR Radioactivity
75
FIVE Interaction of Radiation with Matter
119
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Herman Cember, PhD, PE is the author of the earlier editions of "Introduction to Health Physics". He is a Professor Emeritus in industrial hygiene and radiation health in the Environmental Health Engineering Department at Northwestern University. Dr. Cember is also a Visiting Professor of Health Physics in the School of Health Sciences at Purdue University.

Thomas E. Johnson, PhD is an assistant professor in the Department of Radiological Health Sciences at Colorado State University.

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