Radiation Biophysics, Second Edition

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This newly revised and updated edition of Radiation Biophysics provides an in-depth description of the physics and chemistry of radiation and its effects on biological systems. Coverage begins with fundamental concepts of the physics of radiation and radioactivity, then progresses through the chemistry and biology of the interaction of radiation with living systems. The Second Edition of this highly praised text includes major revisions which reflect the rapid advances in the field. New material covers recent developments in the fields of carcinogenesis, DNA repair, molecular genetics, and the molecular biology of oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes. The book also includes extensive discussion of the practical impact of radiation on everyday life.

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* Covers the fundamentals of radiation physics in a manner that is understandable to students and professionals with a limited physics background
* Includes problem sets and exercises to aid both teachers and students
* Discusses radioactivity, internally deposited radionuclides, and dosimetry
* Analyzes the risks for occupational and non-occupational workers exposed to radiation sources

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Comprehensive and multidisciplinary, this thoroughly updated and expanded text covers topics ranging from fundamental concepts of radiation biophysics to the interaction and effects of radiation on living systems. Intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in radiological sciences and health physics, this useful reference will also be invaluable to researchers requiring up-to-date information in the radiation sciences. This Second Edition is a major revision and expansion of a widely acclaimed text first published in 1990. This book serves equally well as a shelf reference and as a classroom text.
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* Thoroughly revised and updated
* Written by a highly respected member of the field of radiological sciences
* Provides comprehensive coverage of radiation biology and radiation biophysics
* Includes problem sets and suggested additional reading

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