Polymeric materials are finding an ever-increasing number of new industrial applications. The volume of polymers used as plastics, rubbers, coatings, fibers and related products exceeds the volume of metals in the industrialized world. The day-to-day work of technically trained people in this industry is more likely to require a grasp of polymer science or engineering than of any other sub-discipline. The Elements of Polymer Science and Engineering, 2nd Edition is a hands-on guide for such readers, as well as serving as the text for a two- or three-semester course in polymer science and engineering. The material covered begins with basic concepts and proceeds through to current industrial practice.
The Elements of Polymer Science and Engineering, 2nd Edition strongly emphasizes the practical applications of polymer science. Dr. Rudin focuses his vast expertise in both the chemistry and physics aspects of today's polymer science and engineering, providing professionals and students with an exceptional and thorough navigational tool.
A textbook for an introductory course of two or three semesters on synthetic polymers, emphasizing how polymer science differs from regular chemistry and chemical engineering, particularly the different ways of thinking that macromolecules require. Includes some material that would be best appreciated by students actively engaged in laboratory work, but begins at the basic concepts so engineers and scientists without formal training in polymers should be able to use the text as a self-instruction guide. No date is noted for the first edition. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)