Principles of Polymer Systems, Sixth Edition

Ferdinand Rodriguez, Claude Cohen, Christopher K. Ober, Lynden Archer

December 9, 2014 by CRC Press
Textbook - 810 Pages - 406 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482223781 - CAT# K22345

USD$144.00

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Features

  • Provides detailed coverage of the flow, deformation, and mechanical properties of polymers
  • Includes a new chapter on polymers from renewable resources
  • Supplies up-to-date models and experimental results of elastomeric materials
  • Presents worked-out example problems and homework problems throughout the book
  • Includes end-of-chapter keywords that help with review of the material

Summary

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:

  • A more detailed discussion of crystallization kinetics, strain-induced crystallization, block copolymers, liquid crystal polymers, and gels
  • New, powerful radical polymerization methods
  • Additional polymerization process flow sheets and discussion of the polymerization of polystyrene and poly(vinyl chloride)
  • New discussions on the elongational viscosity of polymers and coarse-grained bead-spring molecular and tube models
  • Updated information on models and experimental results of rubber elasticity
  • Expanded sections on fracture of glassy and semicrystalline polymers
  • New sections on fracture of elastomers, diffusion in polymers, and membrane formation
  • New coverage of polymers from renewable resources
  • New section on X-ray methods and dielectric relaxation

All chapters have been updated and out-of-date material removed.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.