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Principles of Polymer Engineering

Second Edition

N. G. McCrum, C. P. Buckley, and C. B. Bucknall

Publication Date - November 1997

ISBN: 9780198565260

464 pages

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $119.95


The second edition of Principles of Polymer Engineering brings up-to-date coverage for undergraduates studying materials and polymer science. The opening chapters show why plastics and rubbers have such distinctive properties and how they are affected by temperature, strain rate, and other factors. The rest of the book concentrates on how these properties can be exploited to produce functional components within the constraints placed on them. The main changes for the second edition are a new chapter on environmental issues and substantially rewritten sections on yield and fracture and forming.

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Previous Publication Date(s)

April 1988


"... very stimulating read... [this] textbook can be strongly recommended."--Polymer

"... someone who knew what is contained here would be well equipped to go out into the real world and discover why the handles break off kettles."--The Times Higher Education Supplement

Table of Contents

    1. Structure of the molecule
    2. Structure of polymeric solids
    3. The elastic properties of rubber
    4. Viscoelasticity
    5. Yield and fracture
    6. Reinforced polymers
    7. Forming
    8. Design
    Further reading, Answers, Index

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