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Radioactivity and Its Measurement

Begins with a description of the discovery of radioactivity and the historic research of such pioneers as the Curies and Rutherford. After a discussion of the interactions of &agr;, &bgr; and &ggr; rays with matter, the energetics of the different modes of nuclear disintegration are considered in relation to the Einstein mass-energy relationship as applied to radioactive transformations. Radiation detectors and radioactivity measurements are also discussed

Text for general radioactivity courses, particularly those oriented towards health physics or nuclear medicine and for physics undergraduate courses; sciences teachers, working scientists and interested laymen


Published: May 1980

Imprint: Pergamon

ISBN: 978-0-08-025028-1


  • Altogether a book which can be recommended other introductory book of the same quality is known to the reviewer.

    International Journal of Applied Radiation and Isotopes

    The book is well referenced, directing the reader both to original scientific papers and to other, more general, books in which more details of specific aspects of the subject can be found.

    Physics in Medicine and Biology


  • (partial) The discovery of radioactivity and early experiments into its nature

    Radioactive change and the theory of successive radioactive transformations

    The interactions of &agr;, &bgr; and &ggr; rays with matter

    The neutrino and the neutron

    The energetics of nuclear change

    Radiation detectors

    Electronic instrumentation

    Radioactivity measurements



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