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Atoms, Radiation, and Radiation Protection

ISBN-10: 0471595810
ISBN-13: 9780471595816
Edition: 2nd 1995 (Revised)
Authors: James E. Turner
List price: $175.00
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Description: This thoroughly updated and expanded edition features two new chapters on statistics for health physics and on environmental radioactivity, particularly concerning radon and radon daughters. Fresh material includes: a derivation of the  More...

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Book details

List price: $175.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/10/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 575
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

This thoroughly updated and expanded edition features two new chapters on statistics for health physics and on environmental radioactivity, particularly concerning radon and radon daughters. Fresh material includes: a derivation of the stopping-power formula for heavy charged particles in the impulse approximation, a detailed discussion of beta-particle track structure and penetration in matter, an extensive description of the various interaction coefficients for photons, several new worked examples and additional end-of-chapter problems.

About Atomic Physics and Radiation
Atomic Structure and Atomic Radiation
The Nucleus and Nuclear Radiation
Radioactive Decay
Interaction of Heavy Charged Particles with Matter
Interaction of Electrons with Matter
Phenomena Associated with Charged-Particle Tracks
Interaction of Photons with Matter
Neutrons, Fission, and Criticality
Methods of Radiation Detection
Statistics
Radiation Dosimetry
Chemical and Biological Effects of Radiation
Radiation-Protection Criteria and Exposure Limits
External Radiation Protection
Internal Dosimetry and Radiation Protection
Appendices
Index

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