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by Nicholas Tsoulfanidis

The research and applications of nuclear instrumentation have grown substantially since publication of the previous editions. With the miniaturization of equipment, increased speed of electronic components, and more sophisticated software, radiation detection systems are now more productively used in many disciplines, including nuclear nonproliferation, homeland security, and nuclear medicine. Continuing in the tradition of its bestselling predecessors, Measurement and Detection of Radiation, Third Edition illustrates the fundamentals of nuclear interactions and radiation detection with a multitude of examples and problems. It offers a clearly written, accessible introduction to nuclear instrumentation concepts.

New to the Third Edition

A new chapter on the latest applications of radiation detection, covering nuclear medicine, dosimetry, health physics, nonproliferation, and homeland security Updates to all chapters and subtopics within chapters, as needed Many new references and a completely updated bibliography

This third edition of a classic textbook continues to serve new students entering the nuclear science and engineering fields. It enables them to select the proper detector, analyze the results of counting experiments, and perform radiation measurements that follow proper health physics procedures. A solutions manual is available with qualifying course adoption.

Download Measurement and Detection of Radiation, Third Edition epub
ISBN: 1420091859
ISBN13: 978-1420091854
Category: Other
Subcategory: Medicine & Health Sciences
Author: Nicholas Tsoulfanidis
Language: English
Publisher: CRC Press; 3 edition (December 7, 2010)
Pages: 518 pages
ePUB size: 1643 kb
FB2 size: 1146 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 510
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This book contains the essential summaries from more advanced books such as Robley D. Evans's "The Atomic Nucleus." The author has a very clear and concise method of presenting data to the reader. Many updates in the 3rd edition take into account the focus of radiation detection in the 21st century. Some information from the 2nd edition was removed due to being outdated.

My rating is based purely on the book's content and not the quality of the publisher. The publisher (CRC Press) did a horrific job with this book. Almost every single page has a typo of some form or another. Equations are cut off at the bottom, so most of the equations in the book have halfed subscripts. Many small typos like forgetting a ' here and there make a big difference. For example, equation 4.48 on page 123 states
Which means that the kinetic energy of a Compton scattered electron is always zero! The second E_gamma was supposed to have a prime ('), which changes the meaning to the kinetic energy of a Compton scattered electron is the initial photon energy minus the scattered photon energy.

I am nervous to see what CRC Press does to Douglas McGregor's radiation detection book (scheduled to be published in Oct. 2014). The only good thing I can say about the publisher is that they sent out an errata with the book that pointed out about 20 typos. Honestly I am amazed that they sent this book out at all in this condition. I think it speaks volumes for the lack of character of CRC Press.
Tsoulfanidis and Landsberger need to hire editors! The second edition at least had the dignity to provide an errata sheet. There are errors in some of the equations and just sloppy mistakes, like stating that C-13 is used for the basic definition of the mole. Generally, the authors do a good job of presenting the material but purchase the second edition, it will be cheaper and you will get an errata sheet.
Easy to read. Explains a lot. I Recommend this book.
This book is really useful for my thesis.
"...a very good textbook, providing a solid introduction to radiation detection and measurement for upper-level undergraduate and first-year graduate students in the field of nuclear science and engineering." -Medical Physics, Vol. 39, No. 7 (July 2012)
Of the various radiation detection and measurement books available, this one is by far the easiest to understand. It is concise and does not ramble on with extraneous details. One learns the basic concepts and theory, thus allowing the reader to develop a clear knowledge base without becoming lost in disjointed detail. The reviewer learned from the first edition of Tsoulfanidis' book as an undergraduate two decades ago, and is grateful that no other text was used for the course. The reviewer also owns the second edition. The reviewer recommends that those desiring to learn about radiation measurements and radiation detectors strongly consider using Dr. Tsoulfanidis' text as a first step towards their education in nuclear science and engineering.
I used this text for my Radiation Measurements lab, with Dr. Tsoulfanidis. He is an extremely knowledgable man, and it comes across in the book. Very understandable and VERY informative.
i have learnt this book with keen intrest . this is a beautiful book . i am much inspired to read this book . of course it is a best book of this year......................................................................