Handbook of Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Fields, Third Edition - 2 Volume Set

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Charles Polk, Elliot Postow
CRC Press, Dec 21, 1995 - Technology & Engineering - 618 pages
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The first edition of this book has been recognized as the standard reference on biological effects of electric and magnetic fields from DC to microwaves. But much has changed in this science since the book's original publication in 1986. With contributions from eighteen leading researchers, this latest edition includes authoritative discussions of many new developments and will quickly become the new, must-have resource handbook.
Dielectric properties of biological tissue are thoroughly examined, followed by chapters on physical mechanisms and biological effects of static and extremely low frequency magnetic fields. New chapters on topics that were treated very briefly in the first edition now receive extensive treatment. These topics include electric and magnetic fields for bone and soft tissue repair, electroporation, and epidemiology of ELF health effects.

The chapter on computer methods for predicting field intensity has been substantially revised to describe new numerical techniques developed within the last few years and includes calculations of power absorbed in the human head from cellular telephones. The chapter discussing experimental results on RF interaction with living matter now contains information on effects of very high power, very short duration pulses.

A new appendix on safety standards is based on the latest publications of governmental, as well as quasi-governmental organizations (such as the U.S. Council on Radiation Protection) in the United States, Europe, and Australia. With all its revisions, this updated version of the CRC Handbook of Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Fields provides the most comprehensive overview available of this rapidly changing science.
 

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Contents

Dielectric Relaxation Mechanisms
41
Dielectric Properties of Tissues 25
54
Dielectric Dispersion in Tissues
55
B In Vivo vs In Vitro Properties
72
Dielectric Properties of TissuesTabulated
91
PART IIEFFECTS OF DC AND LOW FREQUENCY FIELDS
103
Chapter 3
143
Chapter 4
185
Chapter 7
275
Experimental Radiowave and Microwave Dosimetry
295
To summarize some of the very early work on this subject and establish a historical
297
Computational Methods for Predicting Field Intensity
337
Thermoregulation in the Presence of Microwave Fields
403
Interaction of Nonmodulated and Pulse Modulated Radio Frequency Fields with
435
Chapter 12
449
Modulated Fields and Window Effects
535

properties We believe that sufficient dielectric data are presently available for most engi
217
Electric and Magnetic Fields for Bone and Soft Tissue Repair
231
Chapter 6
247
Important Constants and Frequently Used Units of Measurement
581
Index
597
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