Polymer Physics (Hardback)
  • Polymer Physics (Hardback)

Polymer Physics (Hardback)

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Hardback 456 Pages
Published: 26/06/2003
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This is a polymer physics textbook for upper level undergraduates and first year graduate students. Any student with a working knowledge of calculus, physics and chemistry should be able to read this book. The essential tools of the polymer physical chemist or engineer are derived in this book without skipping any steps. The book is a self-contained treatise that could also serve as a useful reference for scientists and engineers working with polymers. While no prior knowledge of polymers is assumed, the book goes far beyond introductory polymer texts in the scope of what is covered. The fundamental concepts required to fully understand polymer melts, solutions and gels in terms of both static structure and dynamics are explained in detail. Problems at the end of each Chapter provide the reader with the opportunity to apply what has been learned to practice. The book is divided into four parts. After an introduction in Chapter 1, where the necessary concepts from a first course on polymers are summarized, the conformations of single polymer chains are treated in Part 1. Part 2 deals with the thermodynamics of polymer solutions and melts, including the conformations of chains in those states. Part 3 applies the concepts of Part 2 to the formation and properties of polymer networks. Finally, Part 4 explains the essential aspects of how polymers move in both melt and solution states. In all cases, attention is restricted to concepts that are firmly entrenched in the field.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198520597
Number of pages: 456
Weight: 1125 g
Dimensions: 250 x 195 x 27 mm

The authors have produced an excellent textbook targeted at the final year undergraduate or the postgraduate student ... as a book on modelling it shows an insight and clarity which will make it an invaluable guide for teaching at a high level in any polymer physics or polymer science department. * Polymer International *
Nice book, contents well developed ... Well organized * Professor Aurora Perez Gramatges,Pontificia Universidade Catolica Puc-Rio *
A good selection of 'problems' is collated at the end of each chapter for keen scholars to practice and to solve ... I am sure the book is of great use for teaching, learning and researching into polymer physics. * Materials World *
Any student with a working knowledge of calculus, physics, and chemistry will be able to read this book. The essential tools of the polymer physical chemist or engineer are derived in this book without skipping any steps ... In all cases, attention is restricted to concepts that are firmly entrenched in the field. * The DKI Literature Database on Polymers *
The book is intended as a textbook, however it provides more than what is expected from a classical textbook for undergraduates. * Chemphyschem *
The book in general greatly benefits from high-quality illustrations. The illustrations are very intuitive, and summarizing the basic concepts. * Chemphyschem *
The organization of the book is clear, assisting the reader, who is entering the subject. Extensive and accurate indexing assists the reader, who intends to use the book as a reference book. * Chemphyschem *
This book is one of the rare ones, in which the starting knowledge mentioned in the introduction to the reader seems to be sufficient for the understanding of the book. * Chemphyschem *
...the book's coverage is excellent... [it] is well written and opens up its subject matter in a very accessible way... I am pleased to have it on my bookshelf... and would expect most institutions to have a copy on their library shelves. * Times Higher Education Supplement *
An excellent monograph to introduce basic polymer physics to graduate-level students. * Wei Wang, Institute of Chemistry *

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