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The Elements of Polymer Science and Engineering - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780126016802, 9780323140348

The Elements of Polymer Science and Engineering

1st Edition

An Introductory Text for Engineers and Chemists

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Author: Alfred Rudin
eBook ISBN: 9780323140348
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th September 1982
Page Count: 485
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This introductory text is intended as the basis for a two or three semester course in synthetic macromolecules. It can also serve as a self-instruction guide for engineers and scientists without formal training in the subject who find themselves working with polymers. For this reason, the material covered begins with basic concepts and proceeds to current practice, where appropriate.

Key Features

  • Serves as both a textbook and an introduction for scientists in the field
  • Problems accompany each chapter


Advanced undergraduate and graduate students interested in synthetic macromolecules, as well as engineers and scientists without formal training in the subject of polymers.

Table of Contents

Introductory Concepts and Definitions. Basic Principles of Polymer Molecular Weights. Practical Aspects of Molecular Weight Measurements. Effects of Polymer Isomerism and Confirmational Changes. Step-Growth Polymerization. Free Radical Polymerization. Emulsion Polymerization. Copolymerization.


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© Academic Press 1982
28th September 1982
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About the Author

Alfred Rudin

Alfred Rudin is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario. Professor Rudin spent 14 years with a large Canadian chemical company in research, development, and production. He joined the University of Waterloo chemistry department where he is now a Distinguished Professor Emeritus. He is the author or co-author of 295 research papers and 25 patents. Dr. Rudin is also a fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada, the Royal Society of Canada, and the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

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