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Contemporary Health Physics: Problems and Solutions, 2nd Edition 
 
Joseph John Bevelacqua 
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This is the first text specifically designed to train potential health physicists to think and respond like professionals. Written by a former chairman of the American Board of Health Physics Comprehensive Panel of Examiners with more than 20 years of professional and academic experience in the field, it offers a balanced presentation of all the theoretical and practical issues essential for a full working knowledge of radiation exposure assessments. As the only book to cover the entire radiation protection field, it includes detailed coverage of the medical, university, reactor, fuel cycle, environmental and accelerator areas, while exploring key topics in radiation basics, external and internal dosimetry, the biological effects of ionizing radiation, and much more besides.

Backed by more than 500 worked examples developed within the context of various scenarios and spanning the full spectrum of real-world challenges, it quickly instills in readers the professional acumen and practical skills they need to perform accurate radiation assessments in virtually any routine or emergency situation.

The result is a valuable resource for upper-level students and anyone preparing to take the American Board of Health Physics Comprehensive Examination, as well as for professionals seeking to expand their scope and sharpen their skills


Table of Contents:

Part I Basic Concepts: Theory and Problems.

Introduction.

Part II Specialized Areas: Theory and Problems.

Medical Health Physics.

University Health Physics.

Fuel Cycle Health Physics.

Power Reactor Health Physics.

Environmental Health Physics.

Accelerator Health Physics.

Nonionizing Radiation Health Physics.

Part III Answers and Solutions.

Part IV Appendices.

Serial Decay Relationships.

Basic Source Geometries and Attenuation Relationships.

Neutron-Induced Gamma Radiation Sources.

Selected Topics in Internal Dosimetry.

Radiation Risk and Risk Models.

Key Health Physics Relationships.

Production Equations in Health Physics.

Mathematical Review.

Selected Data on Radionuclides of Health Physics Interest.


Joseph John Bevelacqua
722 Pages, Illustrations: Hardcover, April 2009
$175.00 U.S.
ISBN: 978-3-527-40824-5  
email: info@advmedpub.net
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