Radiation Biophysics / Edition 2

Radiation Biophysics / Edition 2

by Edward L. Alpen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0120530856

ISBN-13: 9780120530854

Pub. Date: 10/24/1997

Publisher: Elsevier Science

This newly revised and updated edition of Radiation Biophysics provides an in-depth description of the physics and chemistry of radiation and its effects on biological systems. Coverage begins with fundamental concepts of the physics of radiation and radioactivity, then progresses through the chemistry and biology of the interaction of radiation with living

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This newly revised and updated edition of Radiation Biophysics provides an in-depth description of the physics and chemistry of radiation and its effects on biological systems. Coverage begins with fundamental concepts of the physics of radiation and radioactivity, then progresses through the chemistry and biology of the interaction of radiation with living systems. The Second Edition of this highly praised text includes major revisions which reflect the rapid advances in the field. New material covers recent developments in the fields of carcinogenesis, DNA repair, molecular genetics, and the molecular biology of oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes. The book also includes extensive discussion of the practical impact of radiation on everyday life.

Key Features
• Covers the fundamentals of radiation physics in a manner that is understandable to students and professionals with a limited physics background
• Includes problem sets and exercises to aid both teachers and students
• Discusses radioactivity, internally deposited radionuclides, and dosimetry
• Analyzes the risks for occupational and non-occupational workers exposed to radiation sources

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780120530854
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
10/24/1997
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
484
Product dimensions:
1.31(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Historical Perspective.
Quantities and Units and Definitions.
Electromagnetic Radiation.
Radioactivity.
Interaction of Radiation with Matter.
Energy Transfer Processes.
Radiation Chemistry.
Theories and Models, Cell Survival.
Survival Curve and Its Significance.
Modification of Radiation Response.
Radiation Biology of Normal and Neoplastic Tissue Systems.
Late Effects of Radiation on Normal Tissues—Non Stochastic Effects.
Stochastic Effects—Radiation Carcinogenesis.
Stochastic Effects, Genetic Effects of Ionizing Radiation.
High LET Radiation Effects.
Metabolism and Biological Effects of Deposited Radionuclides.
Radiation Exposure from Natural Background and other Sources.
Appendix.
Author Index.
Subject Index.

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