Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 33 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 7


Radiation dosage is measured in rads, which are a unit of absorbed energy.

Work Step by Step

A rem is another measure of radiation dosage, based on the radiation's potential damage (roentgen equivalent man). It equals the dosage in rads, multiplied by a factor that accounts for the potential health effects of different kinds of radioactivity. This is discussed on pages 619-620.
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