An introduction to the structure and properties of polymeric fibers, with emphasis on fibers used as textiles and industrial fibers. Part One introduces fundamental concepts of organic fiber chemistry and morphology. Part Two presents the mot important aspects of mechanical properties.
Up-to-date coverage, including treatment of high performance fibers, superabsorbants, liquid crystal polymers, electrical conductivity, and other current topics. Emphasis on fundamental principles. Shows applications of basic principles in real materials.
A text for a sophomore- or junior-level course in fiber science. The focus is on the underlying principles of important phenomena and properties of fibers rather than on trying to cover all aspects of all fibers. The text treats chiefly organic fibers, with an emphasis on fibers used as textile and industrial fibers. Fibers for composite reinforcement and other specialty fibers are discussed as appropriate, but their treatment is not comprehensive. The prerequisites are at least three quarters of calculus, two quarters of chemistry, and one quarter of physics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)