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Polymers (Oxford Chemistry Primers) [Paperback]

David J. Walton , J. Phillip Lorimer
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May 10, 2001 019850389X 978-0198503897 1
Here is the definitive introduction to polymer chemistry. This lively book takes the reader through the historical beginnings of polymers, the development of high-tonnage materials in the early part of the twentieth century, and on to the most modern high-performance materials available today. The authors are both experience educators and practitioners within the polymer industry and are uniquely qualified to discuss basic academic principles of polymers as well as their commercial application. Unlike other texts in this area, it successfully describes the exciting principles and varied applications that contribute to the use of plastics in every aspect of modern life.

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"An introduction to polymer chemistry for undergraduates, offering a historical perspective through the development of high-tonnage materials early in the 20th century to modern high-performance materials. The main polymer types are discussed in detail, with emphasis on practical, commercial considerations and descriptions of real industrial processes. The behavior of polymer networks is explained, and the modern importance of functional polymers is discussed. Walton teaches applied chemistry, and Lorimer teaches physical chemistry at Coventry University."--SciTech Book News

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Professor David Walton, School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry CV1 5FB and J Phillip Lorimer, same work address.

Product Details

  • Series: Oxford Chemistry Primers (Book 85)
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (May 10, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 019850389X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198503897
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 7.6 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,013,110 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great review June 7, 2008
If you are looking for a quick review on polymer chemistry, this is a great book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book to learn about polymers October 2, 2009
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Polymers is not the center of your work but you need to know about them. Then, this is the right book to have in this multidisciplinary era. As in all the sciences, there are difficult concepts that takes time to understand and this book may be short in that sense, but you can really learn.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good introductory text October 28, 2007
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Conveys the basics of polymer chemistry easily and concisely. Quite a strong focus on the applications and materials side of polymer chemistry, so would be an ideal primer to keep on the shelf for someone working in materials science.
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