810 pages | 406 B/W Illus.
Maintaining a balance between depth and breadth, the Sixth Edition of Principles of Polymer Systems continues to present an integrated approach to polymer science and engineering. A classic text in the field, the new edition offers a comprehensive exploration of polymers at a level geared toward upper-level undergraduates and beginning graduate students.
Revisions to the sixth edition include:
All chapters have been updated and out-of-date material removed. The text contains more theoretical background for some of the fundamental concepts pertaining to polymer structure and behavior, while also providing an up-to-date discussion of the latest developments in polymerization systems. Example problems in the text help students through step-by-step solutions and nearly 300 end-of-chapter problems, many new to this edition, reinforce the concepts presented.
Basic Structures of Polymers
Physical States and Transitions
Molecular Weight of Polymers
Rheometry and Viscoelastic Fluid Flow
Mechanical Properties at Small Deformations
Some General Properties of Polymer Systems
Degradation and Stabilization of Polymer Systems
Fabrication Processes: Extrusion and Molding
Polymers from Renewable Resources and Recycling of Polymers
Carbon Chain Polymers
Analysis and Identification of Polymers