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Introduction to Health Physics, Fifth Edition

Johnson, Thomas E.,

A dynamic and comprehensive overview of the field of health physics This trusted, one-of-a-kind guide delivers authoritative and succinctly written coverage of the entire field of health physics including the biological basis for radiation safety standards, radioactivity, nuclear reactors, radioactive waste, and non-ionizing radiation, as well as radiation dosimetry, radiation instrumentation, and principles of radiation protection. This thorough overview of need-to-know topics, from a review of physical principles to a useful look at the interaction of radiation with matter, offers a problem-solving approach that will serve readers throughout their careers. *More than 380 "Homework Problems" and 175+ "Example Problems" *Essential background material on quantitative risk assessment for radiation exposure *Unique Integration of industrial hygiene with radiation safety *Authoritative radiation safety and environmental health coverage that supports the International Commission on Radiological Protection's standards for specific populations - now including ICRP 130 recommendations *High-yield appendices to expand comprehension of chapter material *Essential coverage of non-ionizing radiation, lasers and microwaves, computer use in dose calculation, and dose limit recommendations *NEW to this edition! Expanded information on tissue and radiation weighting factors, advances in detectors, and the Fukushima accident


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