A dynamic, all-inclusive overview of the field of health physics
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
- Chapter-ending practice problems to solidify your grasp of health physics topics and their real-world application
- Essential background material on quantitative risk assessment for health-threatening radiation dangers
- 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: Values of Some Useful Constants, Table of the Elements, The Reference Person, Specific Absorbed Fraction of Photon Energy, and Total Mass Attenuation Coefficients
- NEW! Essential coverage of non-ionizing radiation-laser and microwaves, computer use in dose calculation, and dose limit recommendations
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About the Author
Herman Cember, PhD, PE is the author of the earlier editions of Introduction to Health Physics. He is a Professor Emeritus in industrial hygiene and radiation health in the Environmental Health Engineering Department at Northwestern University. Dr. Cember is also a Visiting Professor of Health Physics in the School of Health Sciences at Purdue University.
Thomas E. Johnson, PhD is an assistant professor in the Department of Radiological Health Sciences at Colorado State University.