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Exrcises with solutions in radiation physics
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
2015 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This material is intended for use in courses in radiation physics. Many textbooks include exercises, but not often full solutions, and they often refer to specific material in the textbook. This material can be used in many courses, often included in a medical physics graduate program, independent of a specific textbook. The material consists of six chapters covering the basic fundamental radiation physics, but not the more specific clinical applications where there is a rapid change and in which the exercises may be obsolete after some time. The first chapter includes exercises related to radioactive sources and decay schemes. This is followed by a chapter covering the interaction of ionizing radiation, including photons and charged particles. The text then continues with a chapter on detectors and measurements including both some simple counting statistics and properties of detectors. The next chapter is dedicated to dosimetry, which is a major subject in medical physics. A short chapter is covering radiobiology, where there is a focus on different cell survival models. The last chapter is dealing with radiation protection and health physics. Both radiation shielding calculations and radioecology are covered. The exercises in the material have been used in the education for medical physicists in Stockholm, Sweden, and the order of chapters follows the order of courses in this education, but hopefully they are useful in all applications of radiation physics including also health physics. Some problems are probably similar to what can be found in other material as there are some items that are always important to include in the courses and when producing exercises it is easy to forget where any idea is coming from.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Warsaw/Berlin: De Gruyter Open, 2015. , 278 p.
Keyword [en]
Medical radiation physics, Health physics
National Category
Physical Sciences Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging
Research subject
Medical Radiation Physics
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-129951ISBN: 978-3-11-044205-2ISBN: 978-3-11-044206-9OAI: diva2:926229
Available from: 2016-05-04 Created: 2016-05-04 Last updated: 2016-09-14Bibliographically approved

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