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Polymer Science and Technology

Polymer Science and Technology - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0130181688

Cover of Polymer Science and Technology 2ND 03 (ISBN 978-0130181688)
ISBN13: 978-0130181688
ISBN10: 0130181684
Edition: 2ND 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2003
International: No

Polymer Science and Technology - 2ND 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130181688

Joel Fried

ISBN13: 978-0130181688
ISBN10: 0130181684
Edition: 2ND 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2003
International: No

Appropriate for upper level undergraduate and graduate level courses in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and Materials Science and Engineering. It is also useful as a reference for Engineers and Chemists working in the synthetic plastics and chemical process industries.

This book presents a comprehensive, up-to-date review of the current state of polymer science and technology and emerging areas of growth. In addition to synthetic polymer chemistry, the book also covers the properties of polymers in solutions and in the melt, rubber, and solid states, surveying all important categories of plastics. It includes detailed coverage of both polymer processing principles and the latest polymer applications in a wide range of industries--including medicine, biotechnology, chemicals, and electronics.


  • NEW--Expanded coverage of important topics in polymer science and engineering--Including polymer synthesis such as metallocene catalysis, atom-transfer radical polymerization, the use of supercritical fluids as a polymerization medium, the genetic engineering of polymers, nanocomposites, rubber elasticity, and degradation and recycling.
    • Introduces students to the latest and most important topics in polymer science.
  • NEW--Example calculations, homework problems, and bibliographic references.
    • Provides students with greater pedagogical resources for a deeper understanding of the subject matter.
  • NEW--Expanded discussion of crystallinity and greater coverage of characterization methods--Including established techniques such as microhardness and tribology and new instrumental methods including temperature-modulated DSC.
    • Gives students a greater understanding of these topics.
  • Methods of synthesis and properties of major polymer groups--As well as extensive coverage of commodity thermoplastics and fibers, elastomers and thermosets, and engineering and specialty polymers.
    • Provides students with practical applications of the topics discussed.
  • Fundamental principles of polymer blends and composites--Explores polymer engineering principles including rheology, processing, and engineering applications of polymers.
    • Introduces students to practical, real world applications of polymer science.

Author Bio

Fried, Joel R. : University of Cincinnati

Joel R. Fried is Professor of Chemical Engineering and Past Director of the Polymer Research Center and Head of the Department of the Chemical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. He has authored over 125 journal articles and several patents and book chapters and serves as Editor of Polymer Contents and a member of the Editorial Boards of Polymer and the Journal of Polymer Engineering. His research interests include computational polymer science and membrane science and technology. He holds a B.S. degree in biology from RPI, B.S. and M.E. degrees in chemical engineering from RPI, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst).

Table of Contents

Preface to First Edition.

1. Introduction to Polymer Science.
2. Polymer Synthesis.
3. Confirmation, Solutions, and Molecular Weight.
4. Solid-State Properties.
5. Viscoelasticity and Rubber Elasticity.
6. Polymer Degradation and the Environment.
7. Additives, Blends, and Composites.
8. Biopolymers, Natural Polymers, and Fibers.
9. Thermoplastics, Elastomers, and Thermosets.
10. Engineering and Specialty Polymers.
11. Polymer Rheology and Processing.
12. Polymers for Advanced Technologies.


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