The opportunity to present the physics of radioactive processes in some detail apart from topics such as instrumentation which conventionally compete with it for spacer is most welcome. The material is intended to give a fairly complete introduction to radiation physics to those who which to have more than a descriptive understanding of the subject. Although it is possible to work one’s way through much of the subject matter without having any previous physics background, some prior acquaintance with modern physics is desirable. A familiarity with calculus and differential equations is also assumed. Volume I begins with a brief description of classical physics, it’s extension to special relativity and quantum mechanics, and an introduction to basic atomic and nuclear concepts. A thorough discussion of atomic structure follows with emphasis on the theory of the multielectron atom, characteristic X-rays, and the Auger effect. Volume II treats the subjects of nuclear structure, nuclear decay processes, the interaction of radiation with matter, and the mathematics of radioactive decay.
Published by: CRC Press | Publication date: 09/29/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 216 pages
This is the most comprehensive resource for candidates sitting the challenging final Clinical Skills Assessment exam, offering a complete curriculum guide as well as 110 role plays that can be removed and practised in pairs. The guidance is seamlessly aligned to the RCGP syllabus, fully up-to-date and referenced with the latest guidelines, with detailed 'model' answers to each case. Offering a new, straightforward consultation model highly suited to the requirements of the exam, the book provides:
- a realistic amount of information for both ‘doctor' and ‘patient’ to closely replicate the exam
- the answers! Each case includes a fully worked up ‘Model Consultation’
- summaries of guidelines and tips from the authors' recent experience of the CSA exam for all 110 cases
- an easy way to mark each colleague’s role play attempts, with tick boxes on the Model Consultation and a universally applicable marking scheme card
- a colour-coded curriculum for ease of reference
- the only CSA casebook and revision guide providing information and answers across the curriculum.
- Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) for the RCGP (Royal College of General Practitioners).
- Simulated Surgery, Learning Needs Assessment, for the International GP Recruitment (IGPR) Scheme, GP Returner Scheme and GP Induction Scheme.
- Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) for the RACGP (Royal Australian College of General Practitioners) Fellowship.
- GPEP1 Clinical Examination for the RNZCGP (Royal New Zealand college of General Practitioners).
- The Certification Examination in Family Medicine simulated office orals (SOOs) for The College of Family Physicians of Canada."
- The Family Medicine Certification Examination for the ABFM (American Board of Family Medicine).
Published by: CRC Press | Publication date: 11/08/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 580 pages
This is the first revision book to be published specifically for candidates sitting the FRCS(Urol) examination, which tests the required standard of a recognised Urology specialist. It provides a selection of common clinical scenarios together with a guide to answering the FRCS(Urol) questions. Each chapter is written by Consultant Urological Surgeons or Senior Urology Trainees who have already been successful in passing the examination. This second edition responds to continual changes in practice:
- The chapters on urological cancers including prostate cancer, bladder cancer and renal cancer have important updates due to emergence of new evidence and changes in NICE, EAU and AUA guidelines.
- Substantial revisions to other sections such as paediatric urology, female urology, urinary stone disease, benign prostatic hyperplasia and uro-technology to meet standards of current best practice.
- Adds an extra chapter on the TNM classification of urological cancers.
Published by: CRC Press | Publication date: 01/29/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 510 pages
This essential guide for GPs distils years of knowledge, experience, and key evidence into 25 easy-to-read chapters, each one covering a different speciality.Every consultant has pearls of wisdom they wish they could share with GPs: knowledge they have acquired from years of experience and evidence-based study, which could lead to better patient care and more efficient use of resources. Instant Wisdom for GPs gathers these pearls together, presenting ten bullet-point gems from each speciality, together with advice on overlooked or obscure diagnoses, guidance on how to distinguish tricky differentials, and tips on prescribing.Each of these 25 chapters is written by an expert with lengthy experience in his or her field:
- General Practice
- Functional Symptoms
- General Surgery
- Thyroid Disease
- Sexual Health
- Care of the Elderly
- Palliative Care
Published by: CRC Press | Publication date: 11/28/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 196 pages
The purposes of the present dictionary are to define the osteological and taxonomic terms referring to fishes, and to explain the rationale, both anatomical and function, of fish skeletal units, in an evolutionary and biological context. This branch of biology – fish osteology – provides a deeper insight into fish evolution, bone homologies, fish terminology, and fish taxonomy.
Published by: CRC Press | Publication date: 09/29/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 493 pages
When faced with a ’human error’ problem, you may be tempted to ask 'Why didn’t these people watch out better?' Or, 'How can I get my people more engaged in safety?' You might think you can solve your safety problems by telling your people to be more careful, by reprimanding the miscreants, by issuing a new rule or procedure and demanding compliance. These are all expressions of 'The Bad Apple Theory' where you believe your system is basically safe if it were not for those few unreliable people in it. Building on its successful predecessors, the third edition of The Field Guide to Understanding ’Human Error’ will help you understand a new way of dealing with a perceived 'human error' problem in your organization. It will help you trace how your organization juggles inherent trade-offs between safety and other pressures and expectations, suggesting that you are not the custodian of an already safe system. It will encourage you to start looking more closely at the performance that others may still call 'human error', allowing you to discover how your people create safety through practice, at all levels of your organization, mostly successfully, under the pressure of resource constraints and multiple conflicting goals. The Field Guide to Understanding 'Human Error' will help you understand how to move beyond 'human error'; how to understand accidents; how to do better investigations; how to understand and improve your safety work. You will be invited to think creatively and differently about the safety issues you and your organization face. In each, you will find possibilities for a new language, for different concepts, and for new leverage points to influence your own thinking and practice, as well as that of your colleagues and organization. If you are faced with a ’human error’ problem, abandon the fallacy of a quick fix. Read this book.
Published by: CRC Press | Publication date: 11/01/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 237 pages
This brand new revision aid has been designed specifically to help medical students memorize essential clinical facts, invaluable throughout medical studies and particularly useful in the pressured run-up to final exams. Over 100 maps are organized by body system, with a concluding section of miscellaneous examples.The book’s format has been designed with the student in mind – it is pocket sized and the maps summarize a variety of aspects, including the definition of the disease, causes, investigations, treatments and complications, to aid in recall. Ideally suited for students and early postgraduates revising for exams, this convenient and portable distillation of knowledge will aid in memorization and save many hours of note taking.
Published by: CRC Press | Publication date: 01/06/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 248 pages
Discover the lessons that helped bring about a new golden age of Disney animation!Published for the first time ever, Drawn to Life is a two volume collection of the legendary lectures from long-time Disney animator Walt Stanchfield. For over twenty years, Walt helped breathe life into the new golden age of animation with these teachings at the Walt Disney Animation Studios and influenced such talented artists as Tim Burton, Brad Bird, Glen Keane, and John Lasseter. These writings represent the quintessential refresher for fine artists and film professionals, and it is a vital tutorial for students who are now poised to be part of another new generation in the art form. Written by Walt Stanchfield (1919-2000), who began work for the Walt Disney Studios in the 1950s. His work can be seen in films like Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, 101 Dalmatians, and Peter Pan.Edited by Academy Award®-nominated producer Don Hahn, who has prduced such classic Disney films as Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King.
Published by: CRC Press | Publication date: 11/12/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 448 pages
Thoroughly updated, this fourth edition focuses on modern techniques used to generate synthetic three-dimensional images in a fraction of a second. With the advent of programmable shaders, a wide variety of new algorithms have arisen and evolved over the past few years. This edition discusses current, practical rendering methods used in games and other applications. It also presents a solid theoretical framework and relevant mathematics for the field of interactive computer graphics, all in an approachable style. New to this edition: new chapter on VR and AR as well as expanded coverage of Visual Appearance, Advanced Shading, Global Illumination, and Curves and Curved Surfaces.
Published by: A K Peters/CRC Press | Publication date: 07/20/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 1198 pages
The Final FRCA Structured Oral Examination is the last step before earning the initials FRCA and becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. This comprehensive revision aid has been compiled by two talented authors who have been running a course on this subject for three years. Motivated to make the cases as close as possible to the exam, they have collected a vast database of questions from their trainees and the book reflects a variety of commonly asked themes. In addition, there are contributions from 11 consultants and registrars, who are all experts in their fields.The clear layout and easy to read style prepares students for the examination environment and focuses on the specific areas and responses examiners look for. The style of questions mimics the exam and there are added tutorials for ECG interpretation and radiology which will benefit trainees immensely in their preparation.
Published by: CRC Press | Publication date: 07/12/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 418 pages