Polymer Solutions: An Introduction to Physical Properties by Iwao TeraokaPolymer Solutions: An Introduction to Physical Properties by Iwao Teraoka

Polymer Solutions: An Introduction to Physical Properties

byIwao Teraoka

Hardcover | March 7, 2002

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Polymer Solutions: An Introduction to Physical Properties offers a fresh, inclusive approach to teaching the fundamentals of physical polymer science. Students, instructors, and professionals in polymer chemistry, analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, engineering, materials, and textiles will find Iwao Teraoka’s text at once accessible and highly detailed in its treatment of the properties of polymers in the solution phase.

Teraoka’s purpose in writing Polymer Solutions is twofold: to familiarize the advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate student with basic concepts, theories, models, and experimental techniques for polymer solutions; and to provide a reference for researchers working in the area of polymer solutions as well as those in charge of chromatographic characterization of polymers. The author’s incorporation of recent advances in the instrumentation of size-exclusion chromatography, the method by which polymers are analyzed, renders the text particularly topical.
Subjects discussed include:

  • Real, ideal, Gaussian, semirigid, and branched polymer chains
  • Polymer solutions and thermodynamics
  • Static light scattering of a polymer solution
  • Dynamic light scattering and diffusion of polymers
  • Dynamics of dilute and semidilute polymer solutions

Study questions at the end of each chapter not only provide students with the opportunity to test their understanding, but also introduce topics relevant to polymer solutions not included in the main text. With over 250 geometrical model diagrams, Polymer Solutions is a necessary reference for students and for scientists pursuing a broader understanding of polymers.

IWAO TERAOKA is Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and Materials Science at Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, New York.
Title:Polymer Solutions: An Introduction to Physical PropertiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 9.63 × 6.36 × 0.89 inPublished:March 7, 2002Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0471389293

ISBN - 13:9780471389293

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Table of Contents


Models of Polymer Chains.

Thermodynamics of Dilute Polymer Solutions.

Dynamics of Dilute Polymer Solutions.

Thermodynamics and Dynamics of Semidilute Solutions.


Further Readings.

Appendix A1: Delta Function.

Appendix A2: Fourier Transform.

Appendix A3: Integrals.

Appendix A4: Series.


Editorial Reviews

..."a really excellent overview of the properties of polymer solutions...an excellent choice for students and for faculty...of interest to theorists and experimentalists alike..." ("Polymer News") ..."introduces the modeling of polymer chains, and the thermodynamics and dynamics of dilute polymer solutions and semidilute solutions." ("SciTech Book News," Vol. 26, No. 2, June 2002) ..."useful to a polymer chemist or polymer physicist..." ("IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine," 2003)