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Introduction to health physics [electronic resource] /
Herman Cember, Thomas E. Johnson.
edition
4th ed.
imprint
New York : McGraw-Hill Medical, c2009.
description
xi, 843 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0071423087 (hardcover : alk. paper), 9780071423083 (hardcover : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
New York : McGraw-Hill Medical, c2009.
isbn
0071423087 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780071423083 (hardcover : alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Review of physical principles -- Atomic and nuclear structure -- Radiation sources -- Interaction of radiation with matter -- Radiation dosimetry -- Biological basis for radiation safety -- Radiation safety guides -- Health physics instrumentation -- External radiation safety -- Internal radiation safety -- Criticality -- Evaluation of radiation safety measures -- Nonionizing radiation safety.
catalogue key
9951411
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Review Quotes
"Overall, this is a good introductory health physics book for students in health and medical physics and could be used as a study guide and reference by health and medical physicists. The fourth edition has improvements and updates over the third edition, including the addition of NCRP 147 shielding methodology and ICRP 66 respiratory tract dosimetric model, the discussion of machine sources of radiation, and a revamped chapter on non-ionizing radiation."-- Doody's Review Service
"Overall, this is a good introductory health physics book for students in health and medical physics and could be used as a study guide and reference by health and medical physicists. The fourth edition has improvements and updates over the third edition, including the addition of NCRP 147 shielding methodology and ICRP 66 respiratory tract dosimetric model, the discussion of machine sources of radiation, and a revamped chapter on non-ionizing radiation."--Doody's Review Service
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Summaries
Main Description
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
Main Description
A dynamic, all-inclusive overview of the field of health physics A Doody's Core Title! 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
Main Description
A dynamic, all-inclusive overview of the field of health physicsA Doody's Core Title!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
Main Description
This introductory textbook provides the background to understand quantitative risk assessment for radiation dangers to human health. It focuses on health physics, which is the part of environmental health engineering that is used to protect the population against radiation's harmful effects. You'll find sections on physical principles, atomic and nuclear structure, radioactivity, biological effects of radiation, radiation safety, instrumentation, and principles of radiation protection. It addresses radiation safety and the philosophy of environmental health to reinforce the International Commission on Radiological Protection's (ICRP) recommended safety standards for pregnant and other radiation workers, members of the general public, and patients undergoing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Practice problems are included at the end of every chapter.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
Review of physical principlesp. 3
Atomic and nuclear structurep. 59
Radiation sourcesp. 85
Interaction of radiation with matterp. 143
Radiation dosimetryp. 203
Biological basis for radiation safetyp. 279
Radiation safety guidesp. 337
Health physics instrumentationp. 427
External radiation safetyp. 513
Internal radiation safetyp. 583
Criticalityp. 639
Evaluation of radiation safety measuresp. 667
Nonionizing radiation safetyp. 721
Values of some useful constantsp. 803
Table of the elementsp. 805
The reference person overall specificationsp. 809
Source in bladder contentsp. 815
Total mass attenuation coefficients, [mu]/p, cm[superscript 2]/gp. 817
Mass energy absorption coefficients, [mu]a/p, cm[superscript 2]/gp. 821
Answers to problemsp. 825
Indexp. 831
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