A dynamic, all-inclusive overview of the field of health physics
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If it's an important topic in the field of health physics, you'll find it in this trusted text . . . in sections on physical principles, atomic and nuclear structure, radioactivity, biological effects of radiation, and instrumentation. This one-of-a-kind guide spans the entire scope of the field and offers a problem-solving approach that will serve you throughout your career.
A thorough overview of need-to-know topics, from a review of physical principles to a useful look at the interaction of radiation with matter
More than 380 "Homework Problems" and 175+ "Example Problems"
Essential background material on quantitative risk assessment for radiation exposure
Authoritative radiation safety and environmental health coverage that supports the International Commission on Radiological Protection's standards for specific populations
High-yield appendices to expand your comprehension of chapter material
NEW! Essential coverage of non-ionizing radiation, lasers and microwaves, computer use in dose calculation, and dose limit recommendations