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Introduction to Modern Physics

  • Ervin B. PodgoršakEmail author
Chapter
Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)

Abstract

This chapter provides an introduction to modern physics and covers basic elements of atomic, nuclear, relativistic, and quantum physics as well as electromagnetic theory. These elements form the background knowledge that is required for a study of medical radiation physics. The first few pages of this chapter present lists of basic physical constants, of important derived physical constants, and of milestones in modern physics and medical physics. These lists would normally be relegated to appendices at the end of the book; however, in this textbook they are given a prominent place at the beginning of the book to stress their importance to modern physics as well as to medical physics.

Keywords

Atomic Mass Neutron Beam Modern Physic Linear Energy Transfer Normal Tissue Complication Probability 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medical PhysicsCentre universitaire de santé McGill, McGill University Health CentreMontréalCanada

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