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Radiation and Radioactivity

Table of Contents

This is a self paced lesson on the basics of radiation and radioactivity. It was developed by the University of Michigan's Student Chapter of the Health Physics Society.

Page 1: Radiation and Radioactivity
Page 2: The Atom
Page 3: Alpha Radiation
Page 4: Beta Radiation
Page 5: Gamma Radiation
Page 6: X-ray Radiation
Page 7: Properties of Radiation
Page 8: Half-Life
Page 9: Measures of Radiation and Radioactivity
Page 10: Measurement of Radiation, Gas Filled Detector
Page 11: Measurement of Radiation, Sodium Iodide Detector


Sources of more information:

Glossary of Terms
Radiation and Risk
Radiation and Us
Natural Radioactivity







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