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The Physics of Polymers: Concepts for Understanding Their Structures and Behavior [Paperback]

Gert R. Strobl
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February 12, 2010 3642064493 978-3642064494 3rd ed. 2007

The Physics of Polymers presents the elements of this important segment of material science, focusing on concepts above experimental techniques and theoretical methods. Written for graduate students of physics, material science and chemical engineering and for researchers working with polymers in academia and industry, the book introduces and discusses the basic phenomena which lead to the peculiar physical properties of polymeric systems. The revised and expanded Third Edition includes a new chapter dealing with conjugated polymers, explaining the physical basis of the characteristic electro-optic response, and the spectacular electrical conduction properties of conjugated polymers created by doping.


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"Physicists wanting to learn about the fundamentals of polymers would find the book very interesting and informative." IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine

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"5 Stars surely this book is excellent", January 11, 2005

"For graduate students in polymer science, especially polymer physics, I always have two books to recommend: Polymer Physics by Rubinstein and Colby, and this book by Strobl."

"5 Stars A comprehensive polymer physics book!", January 2, 2003

"This is a comprehensive polymer physics book, each chapter is well written with adequate depth of coverage. Most definitely the book one must pick to delve into dynamics, thermodynamics, scattering and crystallization, and get to the level of appreciating the complexity and beauty of current research and understanding in the field of polymer physics. Highly recommended"


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  • Paperback: 518 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 3rd ed. 2007 edition (February 12, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3642064493
  • ISBN-13: 978-3642064494
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 6.1 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,687,416 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars A Decent, Instructive Book for Serious Students May 25, 2001
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I'm no expert on polymers, but I've been exposed to a little on the subject through my work and classes, so I picked this up on sale. The beginnings of the chapters seem informative for one who wants a soundbite rather than the full meaty treatment. On a handful of occasions I've found a few numbers and figures from the book useful.
However, this is not a book for a beginner who wants to gain a little familiarity of the subject without serious study (not like, say, Saleh and Teich's optics book, where one can pick a topic and learn a little about it). When he decides to delve into theory the derivations can only be understood by sitting down and going through them by hand. It's not that steps are skipped or any other such atrocious practice, but simply that this is a book for people working hard to understand and join the field, not outsiders who want to gain some familiarity with it.
So, I'd say it's meaty but understandable for beginners who are serious about studying polymer physics, but not for people like me who encounter polymers from time to time and would like to gain a passing familiarity with the field. Also, it seems like a good reference even for experts, with the wealth of figures and charts and numbers and derivations.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A comprehensive polymer physics book! January 1, 2003
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This is a comprehensive polymer physics book, each chapter is well written with adequate depth of coverage. Most definitely the book one must pick to delve into dynamics, thermodynamics, scattering and crystallization, and get to the level of appreciating the complexity and beauty of current research and understanding in the field of polymer physics. Highly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quite helpful, even to a thirteen year old September 25, 2011
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During my study of polymers, have found this quite helpful. It introduces a great insight, that, I a thirteen year old, appreciate. This has been quite an enjoyable read and I hope to enjoy more of his work as well. I commend Gert R. Strobi for accomplishing the task of writing in what some refer to as a complex subject.
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