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Basic Health Physics: Problems and Solutions

Basic Health Physics: Problems and Solutions 

   

AUTHORS: 

  • Joseph John Bevelacqua   

PRODUCT DETAILS:

  • Hardcover: 559 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Interscience; 1 edition (January 15, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471297119
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471297116
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 6.5 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds 

 

EDITORIAL REVIEWS

Book Description

Radiation litigation, the cleanup and decommissioning of nuclear facilities, radon exposure, nuclear medicine, food irradiation, stricter regulatory climate--these are some of the reasons health physics and radiation protection professionals are increasingly called upon to upgrade their skills.

Designed to prepare candidates for the American Board of Health Physics Comprehensive examination (Part I) and other certification examinations, Basic Health Physics: Problems and Solutions introduces professionals in the field to radiation protection principles and their practical application in routine and emergency situations. It features more than 650 worked examples illustrating concepts under discussion along with an in-depth coverage of sources of radiation, standards and regulations, biological effects of ionizing radiation, instrumentation, external and internal dosimetry, counting statistics, monitoring and interpretations, operational health physics, transportation and waste, nuclear emergencies, and more.

Reflecting for the first time the true scope of health physics at an introductory level, Basic Health Physics: Problems and Solutions gives readers the tools to properly evaluate challenging situations in all areas of radiation protection, including the medical, university, power reactor, fuel cycle, research reactor, environmental, non-ionizing radiation, and accelerator health physics.

From the Back Cover

Radiation litigation, the cleanup and decommissioning of nuclear facilities, radon exposure, nuclear medicine, food irradiation, stricter regulatory climate—these are some of the reasons health physics and radiation protection professionals are increasingly called upon to upgrade their skills.

Designed to prepare candidates for the American Board of Health Physics Comprehensive examination (Part I) and other certification examinations, Basic Health Physics: Problems and Solutions introduces professionals in the field to radiation protection principles and their practical application in routine and emergency situations. It features more than 650 worked examples illustrating concepts under discussion along with an in-depth coverage of sources of radiation, standards and regulations, biological effects of ionizing radiation, instrumentation, external and internal dosimetry, counting statistics, monitoring and interpretations, operational health physics, transportation and waste, nuclear emergencies, and more.

Reflecting for the first time the true scope of health physics at an introductory level, Basic Health Physics: Problems and Solutions gives readers the tools to properly evaluate challenging situations in all areas of radiation protection, including the medical, university, power reactor, fuel cycle, research reactor, environmental, non-ionizing radiation, and accelerator health physics.

About the Author

JOSEPH JOHN BEVELACQUA, PhD, CHP, a health physics consultant, was a key player in the Three Mile Island cleanup and has successfully managed radiation protection programs in a number of nuclear facilities during his 25-year career. Widely published in the area of nuclear physics, Dr. Bevelacqua is the author of Contemporary Health Physics, a companion to this volume covering Part II of the American Board of Health Physics Examination. 

 

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Great companion book for taking the CHP Part II exam!, July 6, 1999

I took the Part II CHP exam this year. One of the questions was copied directly from this book. If you're having trouble with any solutions this book will help. It's a great companion book to have with Cember's text. If you're looking for great study materials for CHP, don't pass on this! 
 

Rating: 2.3 | Added on: 17 May 2007

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