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Exercises with Solutions in Radiation Physics

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ISBN: 9783110442069 9783110433739 Year: Pages: 278 DOI: 10.1515/9783110442069 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Physics (General)
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The textbook begins with exercises related to radioactive sources and decay schemes. The problems covered include series decay and how to determine the frequency and energy of emitted particles in disintegrations. The next chapter deals with the interaction of ionizing radiation, including the treatment of photons and charged particles. The main focus is on applications based on the knowledge of interaction, to be used in subsequent work and courses. The textbook then examines detectors and measurements, including both counting statistics and properties of pulse detectors. The chapter that follows is dedicated to dosimetry, which is a major subject in medical radiation physics. It covers theoretical applications, such as different equilibrium situations and cavity theories, as well as experimental dosimetry, including ionization chambers and solid state and liquid dosimeters. A shorter chapter deals with radiobiology, where different cell survival models are considered. The last chapter concerns radiation protection and health physics. Both radioecology and radiation shielding calculations are covered. The textbook includes tables to simplify the solutions of the exercises, but the reader is mainly referred to important websites for importing necessary data.

Quarks and Letters. Natural Sciences in Contemporary Literature and Culture

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Book Series: Literatur- und Naturwissenschaften ISSN: 2365-3949 ISBN: 9783110406542 9783110417609 Year: Volume: 2 Pages: vi, 370 DOI: 10.1515/9783110406542 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Issues and insights from the fields of brain research, quantum mechanics, and evolutionary theory have passed into novels, and physicists and biologists often use rhetorical metaphors to communicate and even evoke their discoveries. The essays in this volume examine natural scientific themes in literary texts – such as the novels of Richard Powers, Can Hue, and Raoul Schrott – and the use of rhetoric and metaphor in the natural sciences.

Physik und Poetik. Produktionsästhetik und Werkgenese. Autorinnen und Autoren im Dialog

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Book Series: Literatur- und Naturwissenschaften ISSN: 2365-3949 ISBN: 9783110440362 9783110417883 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: vi, 314 DOI: 10.1515/9783110440362 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- Physics (General)
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Physics and literature are two forms of knowing the world that are both complementary and contingent. Poetical-physical ways of writing and metaphors in physical theories are two sides of a coin. Interviews with Ulrike Draesner, Durs Grünbein, Michael Hampe, Jens Harder, Reinhard Jirgl, Thomas Lehr, Ulrich Woelk, and Juli Zeh enrich our knowledge of these two cultures through voices familiar with both sides.

Mathematics for the Physical Sciences

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ISBN: 9783110409475 9783110426243 Year: Pages: 446 DOI: 10.2478/9783110409475 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Mathematics
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The book begins with a thorough introduction to complex analysis, which is then used to understand the properties of ordinary differential equations and their solutions. The latter are obtained in both series and integral representations. Integral transforms are introduced, providing an opportunity to complement complex analysis with techniques that flow from an algebraic approach. This moves naturally into a discussion of eigenvalue and boundary vale problems. A thorough discussion of multi-dimensional boundary value problems then introduces the reader to the fundamental partial differential equations and “special functions” of mathematical physics. Moving to non-homogeneous boundary value problems the reader is presented with an analysis of Green’s functions from both analytical and algebraic points of view. This leads to a concluding chapter on integral equations.

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