Principles of Polymer Systems

6th Edition

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

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

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All chapters have been updated and out-of-date material removed.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


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