A Primer in Applied Radiation Physics by F A Smith

By F A Smith

This primer bargains with the critical parts of task in radiation physics. even though the elemental descriptions of conception and perform are awarded in a layout that is appropriate regularly as a revision textual content for undergraduate and postgraduate scholars, the ebook additionally serves as an advent to the sphere which could be of curiosity to different knowledgeable staff. exact therapy is foregone within the pursuits of a entire survey. The e-book has developed from lectures given within the collage of London MSc direction on radiation physics, and from undergraduate lectures given at Queen Mary and Westfield university. business in addition to scientific points of the sphere are thought of.

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Benjamin, Reading, 1977. Remarkable for its breadth and insight in nuclear physics. Wong, S. S. M. , Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1998. A very up-to-date, readable treatment of nuclear physics. , R. Resnick, and K. S. Krane. , Vol. I and Vol. II, Extended, Wiley, New York, 1992. A remarkable encyclopedic treatment of introductory physics. 28 INTRODUCTORY CONCEPTS General References Anderson, H. L. Ed. A Physicist’s Desk Reference, AIP, New York, 1989. Helpful summaries of many types of data and directions as to their proper use.

16. Calculate the speed parameter b and the Lorenz factor g for the following particles: an electron with EK ¼ 1 MeV; a proton with EK ¼ 1 MeV; a 12C nucleus with EK ¼ 12 MeV. 17. Consider the following free particles: a 1-eV photon, a 1-MeV electron, and a 10-MeV proton. Which is moving the fastest? Slowest? Has the most momentum? The least momentum? 18. 3c? 99c? 19. A nonrelativistic particle is moving five times as fast as a proton. The ratio of their de Broglie wave lengths is 10. Calculate the mass of the particle.

P À! pþ þ g c. n À! p þ g d. p þ n À! p þ p þ pÀ e. p þ p À! p þ p þ p þ p 24. What is the quark composition of the antiproton and the antineutron? BIBLIOGRAPHY There are many fine textbooks for nuclear and radiochemistry that cover the material covered in this book. A limited selection of some of the authors’ favorites appears below. Simple Introductions to Nuclear Chemistry Ehmann, W. D. and D. E. Vance. Radiochemistry and Nuclear Methods of Analysis, Wiley, New York, 1991. An up-to-date survey of nuclear chemistry that emphasizes its applications in analytical chemistry.

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