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
(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
- © Pergamon 1980
- 1st May 1980
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Natural Bureau of Standards, USA
@qu:Altogether a book which can be recommended warmly...no other introductory book of the same quality is known to the reviewer.
International Journal of Applied Radiation and Isotopes @source: @qu: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 @source: