Electromagnetic Radiation: History, Theory and Research

Constantinos M. Koutsojannis (Editor)
Department of Physiotherapy, T.E.I. of Western Greece, Patras, Greece

Series: Physics Research and Technology
BISAC: SCI022000

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Our dependence on electromagnetic radiation includes transportation, communication, entertainment and health. Consequently electromagnetic fields interact with inner electromagnetism or tissue structures of living systems such as human beings, promoting at the same time a great interest between biomedical and natural sciences while improving our knowledge to develop new and better diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

All kinds of biological and health effects concerning electromagnetic fields have also become a matter of public concern. According to available scientific data, exposure to EM radiation is considered likely to be harmful to human health among other agents.

Students, researchers, as well as scientists from various fields who want a brief introduction as well as a deeper understanding of this field are encouraged to study the consequences of electromagnetic radiation on human health.

Preface

Chapter 1. Elecromagnetism: History and Experiments
(A. Andrikopoulos, Department of Optics & Optometry, T.E.I. of Western Greece, Aigio, Greece)

Chapter 2. The Legacy of J.C. Maxwell: Classical Electrodynamics in Four Equations
(A. Andrikopoulos, Department of Optics & Optometry, T.E.I. of Western Greece, Aigio, Greece)

Chapter 3. Mathematical Approaches to Describe Biological Effects Produced by Microwave Radiation Applied Alone or Combined with Other Agents
(Vladislav G. Petin, Viktor K. Ivanov and Leonid P. Zhavoronkov, A. Tsyb Medical Radiological Research Centre, Branch of the National Medical Research Radiological Centre of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Obninsk, Russia)

Chapter 4. Laser Light and Operational Hazard Classification
(I. Thanopulos and A. Andrikopoulos, Department of Optics & Optometry, T.E.I. of Western Greece, Aigio, Greece)

Chapter 5. Dosimetry, Peculiarities of Cell Inactivation and Animal Death after Microwave Exposure
(Vladislav G. Petin and Leonid P. Zhavoronkov, A. Tsyb Medical Radiological Research Centre, Branch of the National Medical Research Radiological Centre of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Obninsk, Russia)

Chapter 6. Electromagnetic Radiation from Medical Equipment: The Need for Safety Procedures Due to the Time Heterogeneity of Field Strength
Constantinos M. Koutsojannis, Department of Physiotherapy, T.E.I. of Western Greece, Patras, Greece)

Chapter 7. Biological Effects of Laser Irradiation and Occupational Safety
(A. Andrikopoulos and I. Thanopulos, Department of Optics & Optometry, T.E.I. of Western Greece, Aigio, Greece)

Index

Keywords: Electromagnetic Radiation, Theory, Microwave, Laser, Safety

Audience: Scientists, Students, Physicists, Medical Doctors, Electrical Engineers, Biologists

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