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Introduction to Polymer Physics [Paperback]

M. Doi , H. See
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July 25, 1996 0198517890 978-0198517894
Polymers are very large molecules consisting of many atoms covalently bonded like a chain. Their structure gives unique physical properties to polymer solutions. This outstanding textbook gives a clear and concise introduction to the modern theory of polymer physics. It describes basic concepts and methods and explains the statistical properties of the assembly of chain-like molecules; topics include scaling theory, concentration fluctuation, gels, and reptation. This is an ideal volume for graduate students and advanced undergraduates in polymer physics.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Japanese --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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M. Doi is at Nagoya University.

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  • Paperback: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (July 25, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198517890
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198517894
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 6.1 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,045,889 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent introduction to theorerical polymer physics September 12, 1998
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Firstly, this book is NOT for someone wanting an introduction to polymer science. There is little here that would be of use in a first course in polymers. The book is very slim (a scarce 113 pages), divided into five chapters covering individual polymer chains, melts, gels, dynamics in dilute solutions, and finally dynamics in the entanglement regime. The intense detail of Doi and Edwards is left out but the level of mathematical description is comparable. Strongly recommended as an introduction to polymer physics, especially because it covers a lot of important issues in a very brief, easy-to-understand, but rigorous fashion.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great intro to polymer physics, easy to follow proofs. October 16, 2009
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It's short and to the point, explaining all the fundamentals needed to progress in this field.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Prelude to Doi-Edward's Theory of Polymer Dynamics July 31, 2002
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The finest aspect of the book is its thickness; in just over 100 pages Doi essentially summarises everything in Polymer Dynamics. In some sense the book is meant as a bridge between the graduate level courses on Polymer Dynamics/Physics and book: The Theory of Polymer Dynamics and hence is assessible only with some background on basics. Nevertheless its serves its purpose pretty well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good July 16, 2013
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Reading the reviews for Theory of Polymer Dynamics, I purchased this book and it is indeed a great introduction to polymer physics.
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