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Emphasizes practical aspects of radiation protection and gives detailed solutions to radiation protection problems
The book emerged from more than forty years of hands-on experience in the field of radiation protection
Deftly combines the basic physics with the application aspects in medicine
Offers clarifying international standards and complicated regulations to a global audience
End-of-chapter summaries and informative appendices further add to the usefulness of the book
Is an excellent study text for graduate students and practitioners’ courses
The book presents an accessible account of the sources of ionising radiation and the methods of radiation protection. The basics of nuclear physics which are directly related to radiation protection are briefly discussed. The book describes the units of radiation protection, the measurement techniques, biological effects of radiation, environmental radiation, and many applications of radiation. For each chapter there is a problem section with full solutions. A detailed glossary and many useful information in appendixes complete the book. The author has addressed the issue of internationality to make sure that the text and, in particular, the complicated regulations can be easily interpreted not only in Europe and the United States but also in other countries. The subject of radiation protection requires a certain amount of mathematics. For those who have forgotten the basic rules of calculus a short refresher course in the form of a mathematical appendix is added.