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Fundamental Polymer Science

  • Ulf W. Gedde
  • Mikael S. Hedenqvist
Textbook

Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Ulf W. Gedde, Mikael S. Hedenqvist
    Pages 1-35
  3. Ulf W. Gedde, Mikael S. Hedenqvist
    Pages 37-74
  4. Ulf W. Gedde, Mikael S. Hedenqvist
    Pages 75-111
  5. Ulf W. Gedde, Mikael S. Hedenqvist
    Pages 113-160
  6. Ulf W. Gedde, Mikael S. Hedenqvist
    Pages 161-199
  7. Ulf W. Gedde, Mikael S. Hedenqvist
    Pages 201-250
  8. Ulf W. Gedde, Mikael S. Hedenqvist
    Pages 251-326
  9. Ulf W. Gedde, Mikael S. Hedenqvist
    Pages 327-386
  10. Ulf W. Gedde, Mikael S. Hedenqvist
    Pages 387-418
  11. Ulf W. Gedde, Mikael S. Hedenqvist
    Pages 419-447
  12. Ulf W. Gedde, Mikael S. Hedenqvist
    Pages 449-485
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 487-493

About this book

Introduction

This successor to the popular textbook, “Polymer Physics” (Springer, 1999), is the result of a quarter-century of  teaching experience as well as critical comments from specialists in the various sub-fields, resulting in better explanations and more complete coverage of key topics. With a new chapter on polymer synthesis, the perspective has been broadened significantly to encompass all of polymer science. Polysaccharides and proteins are included in essentially all chapters, while polyelectrolytes are new to the second edition. Cheap computing power has greatly expanded the role of simulation and modeling in the past two decades, which is reflected in many of the chapters. A supplementary chapter on basic thermodynamics is based on a course that the senior author has taught for seven years. Additional problems and carefully prepared graphics aid in understanding.

Two principles are key to the textbook’s appeal: 1) Students learn that, independent of the origin of the polymer, synthetic or native, the same general laws apply, and 2) students should benefit from the book without an extensive knowledge of mathematics. Taking the reader from the basics to an advanced level of understanding, the text meets the needs of a wide range of students in chemistry, physics, materials science, biotechnology, and civil engineering, and is suitable for both masters- and doctoral-level students. 

Praise for the previous edition:

...an excellent book, well written, authoritative, clear and concise, and copiously illustrated with appropriate line drawings, graphs and tables. - Polymer International

...an extremely useful book. It is a pleasure to recommend it to physical chemists and materials scientists, as well as physicists interested in the properties of polymeric materials. - Polymer News

This valuable book is ideal for those who wish to get a brief background in polymer science as well as for those who seek a further grounding in the subject. - Colloid Polymer Science

The solutions to the exercises are given in the final chapter, making it a well thought-out teaching text. - Polymer Science


Keywords

Introduction to Polymers Physics Polymer Physics textbook Problems and Solutions in Polymer Physics Polymer Crystallization Polymer Dynamics Polymer fundamentals Polymer Synthesis Polymer chemistry textbook Polymer science textbook

Authors and affiliations

  • Ulf W. Gedde
    • 1
  • Mikael S. Hedenqvist
    • 2
  1. 1.Fibre and Polymer Technology School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and HealthKTH Royal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Fibre and Polymer Technology School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and HealthKTH Royal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-29794-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-29792-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-29794-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-4513
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-4521
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