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A highly practical reference for health physicists and other professionals, addressing practical problems in radiation protection, this new edition has been completely revised, updated and supplemented by such new sections as log-normal distribution and digital radiography, as well as new chapters on internal radiation dose and the environmental transport of radionuclides. Designed for readers with limited as well as basic science backgrounds, the handbook presents clear, thorough and up-to-date explanations of the basic physics necessary. It provides an overview of the major discoveries in radiation physics, plus extensive discussion of radioactivity, including sources and materials, as well as calculational methods for radiation exposure, comprehensive appendices and more than 400 figures. The text draws substantially on current resource data available, which is cross-referenced to standard compendiums, providing decay schemes and emission energies for approximately 100 of the most common radionuclides encountered by practitioners. Excerpts from the Chart of the Nuclides, activation cross sections, fission yields, fission-product chains, photon attenuation coefficients, and nuclear masses are also provided. Throughout, the author emphasizes applied concepts and carefully illustrates all topics using real-world examples as well as exercises. A much-needed working resource for health physicists and other radiation protection professionals.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.5" Width: 7.25" Height: 9.5" Weight: 3.75 lbs.
Release Date Sep 14, 2006
ISBN 3527406115 ISBN13 9783527406111
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More About James E. Martin
JAMES E. MARTIN, PhD, is a Certified Health Physicist and Professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He has been involved in numerous programs aimed at establishing standards and norms for protecting both people and the environment from radioactive materials and has published numerous papers on these subjects in Health Physics and Public Health Reports.
CHUL LEE, MS, is a Research Associate in Radiological Health at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He is an expert in radiation measurement and environmental assessment and has contributed several publications in these areas.
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VALUABLE IRRITANT... Aug 7, 2006
Physics for Radiation Protection by James E. Martin is a valuable yet irritating book. Only the chapters about detector operation and counting statistics are truly professional. In the earlier part of the book, there is a vry characteristic lack of rigour. Almost every sentence, every paragraph is badly worded and lacks rigour. This book is the product of our modern culture whre people sit in front of PCs the entire day, and type manuscripts direcly on PC. A well-versed theoretical physicist will cringe when reading most of this book. However, despite simplistic science, bad formulations and dispassionate grammar, the book holds significant utilitarian value -- it can really be quite useful for practicing, practical, non-academic radiation protection staff. Bypassing the regular physics courses and substituting this shortcut into physics for RP learners, resulted in this book: Terrible academic physics, but still useful for the practical science of Radiation Protection.
An invaluable contribution Aug 2, 2000
James Martin has produced a work that all members of the health physics community will find invaluable. Students, instructors and practicing radiation protection professionals will find this book useful. It covers, in a clear and concise manner, all of the important radiation physics topics that comprise the foundation of radiation protection. Whether used as a teaching tool or as a reference, this book fills a void in the literature that has long existed. I wish this work were available when I was receiving my radiation protection training.
As the RSO of a major ophthalmic pharmaceutical research and development company, I will apply the information in this book to both radiation safety operations and to radiation safety training for our users.
My congratulations to James Martin for publishing this book. I highly recommend it to all in the radiation protection field.