A brief introduction to polymer science. Chain conformations in polymers. The rubber elastic state. Polymer solutions. The glassy amorphous state. The molten state. Crystalline polymers. Crystallization kinetics. Chain orientation. Thermal analysis of polymers. Microscopy of polymers. Spectroscopy and scattering of polymers. Solutions to problems given in exercises.
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...an excellent book, well written, authoritative, clear and concise, and copiously illustrated with appropriate line drawings, graphs and tables. The two column format makes the text easy to follow, and the wider that normal pages mean that, even in paperback form, the book stays open on the desk-a highly desirable feature in a textbook. It is intended for undergraduates and postgraduates studying polymer science and technology; combined with a good textbook on polymer chemistry, and perhaps also one on polymer processing, it will serve such students very well. - Polymer International