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Physics - Particle and Nuclear Physics | Introduction to Radiation Protection - Practical Knowledge for Handling Radioactive Sources

Introduction to Radiation Protection

Practical Knowledge for Handling Radioactive Sources

Grupen, Claus

2010, XIII, 415p. 210 illus..

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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.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Biological radiation effects - International radiation regulations - Ionising radiation sources - Radiation protection measures - Radiation protection textbook - Radioactivity - X-ray - biological effects - ionizing

Related subjects » Applied & Technical Physics - Biophysics & Biological Physics - Nuclear Medicine - Particle and Nuclear Physics - Radiology

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Distribution rights for India: CBS Publishers, New Delhi, India

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