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NUCL 205 Homework 1 Yasir Khan 1. Define the following words or terms: (2 pts each, 26 pts) a) exposure : A term used in the conventional system to describe a gamma-ray^2 field incident on a body at any point. b) absorbed dose: the energy absorbed from any type of radiation per unit mass of the absorber. c) absorbed dose equivalent: is a measure of the radiation dose to tissue where an attempt has been made to allow for the different relative biological effects of different types of ionizing radiation. d) quality factor: A factor by which the absorbed dose is multiplied by obtain dose equivalent. e) activity: The rate at which atom decay in the sample. f) linear energy transfer : The energy deposited locally, in the form of excitation or ionization, per unit path of a charged particles. g) R: The unit of exposure in the conventional system. h) radiation: Energy given off by matter in the form of tiny fast-moving particles i) contamination Undesirable radiological, chemical, or biological material j) RBE:
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