Atoms, Radiation, and Radiation Protection / Edition 3

Atoms, Radiation, and Radiation Protection / Edition 3

by James E. Turner
     
 

ISBN-10: 3527406069

ISBN-13: 9783527406067

Pub. Date: 06/16/2007

Publisher: Wiley

Atoms, Radiation, and Radiation Protection offers professionals and advanced students a comprehensive coverage of the major concepts that underlie the origins and transport of ionizing radiation in matter. Understanding atomic structure and the physical mechanisms of radiation interactions is the foundation on which much of the current practice of radiological

Overview

Atoms, Radiation, and Radiation Protection offers professionals and advanced students a comprehensive coverage of the major concepts that underlie the origins and transport of ionizing radiation in matter. Understanding atomic structure and the physical mechanisms of radiation interactions is the foundation on which much of the current practice of radiological health protection is based. The work covers the detection and measurement of radiation and the statistical interpretation of the data. The procedures that are used to protect man and the environment from the potential harmful effects of radiation are thoroughly described. Basic principles are illustrated with an abundance of worked examples that exemplify practical applications. Chapters include problem sets (with partial answers) and extensive tables and graphs for continued use as a reference work. This completely revised and enlarged third edition includes thorough updates of the material, including the latest recommendations of the ICRP and NCRP.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783527406067
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/16/2007
Series:
Physics Textbook Series
Edition description:
3rd, Completely Revised and Enlarged Edition
Pages:
606
Sales rank:
823,066
Product dimensions:
6.75(w) x 9.43(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

1. About Atomic Physics and Radiation
2. Atomic Structure and Atomic Radiation
3. The Nucleus and Nuclear Radiation
4. Radioactive Decay
5. Interaction of Heavy Charged Particles with Matter
6. Interaction of Electrons with Matter
7. Phenomena Associated with Charged-Particle Tracks
8. Interaction of Photons with Matter
9. Neutrons, Fission, and Criticality
10. Methods of Radiation Detection
11. Statistics
12. Radiation Dosimetry
13. Chemical and Biological Effects of Radiation
14. Radiation-Protection Criteria and Exposure Limits
15. External Radiation Protection
16. Internal Dosimetry and Radiation Protection

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