Physics for Radiation Protection

Physics for Radiation Protection

by James E. Martin

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Overview

This book provides health physicists and other radiation protection professionals with a complete discussion of the basic concepts needed to advance their professional skills. Armed with such knowledge, readers are prepared to go on to study more specialized areas of their crafts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471353737
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/28/2000
Pages: 736
Product dimensions: 6.93(w) x 9.67(h) x 1.61(d)

About the Author

JAMES E. MARTIN, PhD, CHP, is Associate Professor (Emeritus) at the University of Michigan where he has done research and teaching on environmental and public health aspects of radiation with an emphasis on radiation physics since 1982. He also served 25 years (1957-81) with the U.S. Public Health Service and Environmental Protection Agency, doing environmental assessments of radioactive materials including protection standards. His doctorate is in Radiological Health. Professor Martin is certified in Health Physics by the American Board of Health Physics and has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers and numerous articles and reports. Advisory Committee memberships include two National Academy of Science committees, the Science Advisory Board of the Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Energy.

Table of Contents

Introductory Concepts.
Forces and Energy in Atoms.
Major Discoveries in Radiation Physics.
Interactions.
Radioactive Transformation.
Naturally Occurring Radiation and Radioactivity.
Interactions of Radiation with Matter.
Radiation Shielding.
Production of Activation Products.
Nuclear Fission and Its Products.
Nuclear Criticality.
Radiation Detection and Measurement.
Statistics in Radiation Physics.
Neutrons.
X Rays.
Appendices.
Answers to Selected Problems.
Index.

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