Advertisement

Quantitative Mathematical Models in Radiation Biology

Proceedings of the Symposium at Schloss Rauisch-Holzhausen, FRG, July 1987

  • Jürgen Kiefer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Jürgen Kiefer, Michael Kost
    Pages 29-39
  3. S. Kozubek, E. A. Krasavin, K. G. Amirtayev, B. Tokarova, L. P. Chernenko, M. Bonev
    Pages 85-95
  4. K. Günther, W. Schulz
    Pages 97-110
  5. H. H. Rossi, M. Zaider
    Pages 111-118
  6. Matesh N. Varma, Victor P. Bond
    Pages 119-124
  7. J. M. Nelson, L. A. Braby, N. F. Metting, W. C. Roesch
    Pages 125-134
  8. C. A. Tobias, E. Goodwin, E. A. Blakely
    Pages 135-136
  9. K. H. Chadwick, H. P. Leenhouts, E. Wijngaard, M. J. Sijsma
    Pages 147-158
  10. Dietrich Harder
    Pages 159-170
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 200-200

About these proceedings

Introduction

Radiation is the one agent among all environmental factors which may damage biological systems that is not only easily quantifiable but can also be measured with unsurpassed resolution. Its primary effects on atoms and molecules are well understood, and the secondary processes can be followed by sophisticated experimental techniques. The quantum nature of interactions and the importance of stochastic variations call for an exact mathematical description. This task is by no means simple, and presents a challenge both to the experimentalist and to the theoretician. It is hoped that a generally acceptable formalism will help to quantify radiation responses, both in radiation protection and radiation therapy, and make it possible to move from a purely empirical approach with all its fallacies to real understanding.

Keywords

DNA cells enzyme kinetics enzymes ionizing linear optimization modeling

Editors and affiliations

  • Jürgen Kiefer
    • 1
  1. 1.Strahlenzentrum der Justus-Liebig-UniversitätGießenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-46656-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-50453-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-46656-4
  • Buy this book on publisher's site