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Introduction to Health Physics: Fourth Edition

Introduction to Health Physics: Fourth Edition by Herman Cember
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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.

Features:

  • 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
McGraw-Hill Education; May 2008
864 pages; ISBN 9780071643238
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Title: Introduction to Health Physics: Fourth Edition
Author: Herman Cember; Thomas E. Johnson