Radioactivity And Radiation: What They Are, What They Do, And How To Harness Them

byClaus Grupen, Mark Rodgers

Paperback | April 22, 2018

Radioactivity And Radiation: What They Are, What They Do, And How To Harness Them by Claus Grupen
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This book lays the foundations for you to understand all that you always wanted to know about radioactivity. It begins by setting out essential information about the structure of matter, how radiation occurs and how it can be measured. It goes on to explore the substantial benefits of radioactivity through its many applications, and also the possible risks associated with its use.

The field of radioactivity is explained in layman's terms, so that everybody who is interested can improve their understanding of issues such as nuclear power, radiation accidents, medical applications of radiation and radioactivity from the environment.

Everything is radioactive. There is natural radioactivity in the homes that we live in, the food that we eat and the air that we breath. For over 100 years, people have recognised the potential for radioactivity to help solve problems and improve our standard of living. This has led to the creation of radioactivity levels in some places that are much higher than naturally-occurring background levels. Such high levels of radiation can be harmful to people and the environment, so there is a clear need to manage this potential harm and to make the risk worth the benefits mankind can achieve from radioactive materials.



Claus Grupen got the Ph.D. at Kiel University 1970 with a thesis on 'Electromagnetic Interactions on Cosmic Ray Muons. He was a Visiting Fellow of the Royal Society of England 1971 at Durham University, England. He is a Full Professor at Siegen University since 1981. He had Visiting professorships at Tokyo University 1980 and 1985. He ...
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Title:Radioactivity And Radiation: What They Are, What They Do, And How To Harness ThemFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:248 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inShipping dimensions:248 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inPublished:April 22, 2018Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319825542

ISBN - 13:9783319825540

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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