Fundamental Principles of Polymeric Materials

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John Wiley & Sons, May 22, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 432 pages

New edition brings classic text up to date with the latest science, techniques, and applications

With its balanced presentation of polymer chemistry, physics, and engineering applications, the Third Edition of this classic text continues to instill readers with a solid understanding of the core concepts underlying polymeric materials. Both students and instructors have praised the text for its clear explanations and logical organization. It begins with molecular-level considerations and then progressively builds the reader's knowledge with discussions of bulk properties, mechanical behavior, and processing methods.

Following a brief introduction, Fundamental Principles of Polymeric Materials is divided into four parts:

  • Part 1: Polymer Fundamentals

  • Part 2: Polymer Synthesis

  • Part 3: Polymer Properties

  • Part 4: Polymer Processing and Performance

Thoroughly Updated and Revised

Readers familiar with the previous edition of this text will find that the organization and style have been updated with new material to help them grasp key concepts and discover the latest science, techniques, and applications. For example, there are new introductory sections on organic functional groups focusing on the structures found in condensation polymerizations. The text also features new techniques for polymer analysis, processing, and microencapsulation as well as emerging techniques such as atom transfer radical polymerization.

At the end of each chapter are problems—including many that are new to this edition—to test the reader's grasp of core concepts as they advance through the text. There are also references leading to the primary literature for further investigation of individual topics.

A classic in its field, this text enables students in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, and mechanical engineering to fully grasp and apply the fundamentals of polymeric materials, preparing them for more advanced coursework.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
POLYMER FUNDAMENTALS 9
11
MOLECULAR STRUCTURE OF POLYMERS
35
POLYMER MORPHOLOGY
46
CHARACTERIZATION OF MOLECULAR WEIGHT
61
THERMAL TRANSITIONS IN POLYMERS
91
POLYMER SOLUBILITY AND SOLUTIONS
107
POLYMER SYNTHESIS
129
POLYMER PROPERTIES
237
INTRODUCTION TO VISCOUS FLOW AND THE RHEOLOGICAL
250
References
274
POLYMER MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
308
POLYMER PROCESSING AND PERFORMANCE
335
PLASTICS AND PLASTIC
361
Problems
374
SYNTHETIC FIBERS
380

FREERADICAL ADDITION CHAINGROWTH
146
ADVANCED POLYMERIZATION METHODS
185
COPOLYMERIZATION
207
POLYMERIZATION PRACTICE
220
Problem
389
INDEX
395
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Christopher S. Brazel, PHD, CHE, is Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at The University of Alabama. His research interests include stimuli-responsive polymers, composite materials with magnetic nanoparticles, targeted block copolymer micelles, gels and networks for drug delivery, and microencapsulation. Previously, Dr. Brazel was a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar and Visiting Professor at the Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine, Keele University, UK.

Stephen L. Rosen, PHD, CHE, is a former Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla. Dr. Rosen authored the two previous editions of Fundamental Principles of Polymeric Materials.

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