Showcasing vital engineering applications to transient and dynamic pertubations of macromolecular materials, structural recovery's role in mechanical responses in the glassy state, and viscoelastic parameters that condition the non-Newtonian behaviour of polymers, this work presents a systematic account of the responses of macromolecular materials to mechanical force fields. It focuses on the most important features of the linear stress-strain relationships for ideal solids and liquids.
". . .an excellent tool for self-study as well as for teaching the subject of polymer visco-elasticity....the subject material is logically organized and the book is well-written. The figures are excellent and the solved problems are appropriately illustrative....one of the most comprehensive sources on polymer viscoelasticity."