By Paul C. Painter, Michael M. Coleman
T his booklet is right away an creation to polymers and an ingenious invitation to the sphere of polymer technology and engineering as a complete, together with plastics and plastics processing. Created via of the best-known scientists in the USA, the textual content explains and is helping scholars in addition to execs relish all significant subject matters in polymer chemistry and engineering: polymerization synthesis and kinetics, purposes of likelihood concept, constitution and morphology, thermal and answer houses, mechanical homes, organic homes and plastics processing tools. necessities of Polymer technological know-how and Engineering, designed to supercede many usual texts (including the authors'), is exclusive in a couple of methods. exact cognizance has been paid to explaining basics and offering high-level visuals. furthermore, the textual content is replete with enticing profiles of polymer chemists and their discoveries. The booklet explains the technological know-how of polymer engineering, and while, tells the tale of the sector from its beginnings to the current, indicating whilst and the way polymer discoveries have performed a job in heritage and society. The publication comes good built with research questions and difficulties and is appropriate for a one- or two-semester path for chemistry scholars on the undergraduate and graduate degrees. The authors can have availible an teachers workbook, which incorporates a strength aspect Presentation, availible on a CD-ROM by way of finish of summer season (2008).