The Elements of Polymer Science and Engineering

The Elements of Polymer Science and Engineering

An Introductory Text for Engineers and Chemists

1st Edition - September 28, 1982

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  • Author: Alfred Rudin
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323140348

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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.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 485
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1982
  • Published: September 28, 1982
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323140348

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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