The Elements Of Polymer Science And Engineering 2nd Edition

895.00 595.00

  • Author: Alfred Rudin
  • Publisher: Elsevier India
  • ISBN-13: 9788131203095
  • Pages: 509
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Year of Pub / Reprint Year: 2006


About The Book

This introductory text is intended as the basis for a two or three semester course in synthetic macromolecules. It can also serve as a self-instruction guide for engineers and scientists without formal training in the subject who find themselves working with polymers. For this reason, the material covered begins with basic concepts and proceeds to current practice, where appropriate. * * Serves as both a textbook and an introduction for scientists in the field * Problems accompany each chapter

Table Of Contents

Preface. Introductory Concepts and Definitions. Basic Principles of Polymer Molecular Weights. Practical Aspects of Molecular Weight Measurements. Effects of Polymers Isomerism and Conformational Change. Step-Growth Polymerization. Free Radical Polymerization. Copolymerization. Dispersion and Emulsion Polymerizations. Ionic and Coordinated Polymerizations .Polymer Reaction Engineering. Mechanical Properties of Polymer Solids and Liquids. Polymer Mixtures. Subject Index.

Key Features

  • Focuses on applications of polymer chemistry, engineering and technology
  • Explains terminology, applications and versatility of synthetic polymers
  • Connects polymerization chemistry with engineering applications
  • Leads reader from basic concepts to technological applications
  • Highlights the vastly valuable resource of polymer technology
  • Uses quanitative examples and problems to fully develop concepts
  • Contains practical lead-ins to emulsion polymerization, viscoelasticity and polymer rheology

Description Tremendous developments in the field of polymer science, its growing importance, and an increase in the number of polymer science courses in both physics and chemistry departments have led to the revision of the First Edition. This new edition addresses subjects as spectroscopy (NMR), dynamic light scattering, and other modern techniques unknown before the publication of the First Edition. The Second Edition focuses on both theory (physics and chemistry) and engineering applications which make it useful for chemistry, physics, and chemical engineering departments.

Readership Advanced undergraduate and graduate students in the physics, chemistry, and chemical engineering departments who are taking courses related to polymer science and engineering.