Principles of Polymer Systems, Hardback Book


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 gelsNew, powerful radical polymerization methodsAdditional 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 modelsUpdated information on models and experimental results of rubber elasticityExpanded sections on fracture of glassy and semicrystalline polymersNew sections on fracture of elastomers, diffusion in polymers, and membrane formationNew coverage of polymers from renewable resourcesNew section on X-ray methods and dielectric relaxationAll chapters have been updated and out-of-date material removed.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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 810 pages, N/A; 127 Tables, black and white; 406 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Apple Academic Press Inc.
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Chemical engineering
  • ISBN: 9781482223781



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