A self-contained textbook/reference (equations fully derived, includes exercises) discussing the synthesis, characterization, structure, and mechanical properties of polymers, giving approximately equal emphasis to each of these major topics, and showing the interrelationship of the different aspects in a coherent framework. Substantially revised (first edition, 1981). Paper edition (unseen), $35. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
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Robert J. Young is a professor of polymer science and technology at the University of Manchester and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He has published extensively and is listed on ISIHighlyCited.com. His research focuses on the relationships between structure and properties in polymers and composites.
Peter A. Lovell is a professor of polymer science at the University of Manchester. His research and publications focus on aspects of emulsion polymerization and related processes, especially in relation to understanding how to control the chemical structure, morphology and properties of the polymers produced.Review:
The second edition of this book is currently the recommended text for a second year undergraduate lecture course I deliver. In future I will recommend the third edition for both this course and a fourth year (Masters) lecture course on advanced polymer synthesis. Moreover, not only have Young and Lovell produced an excellent text (again) for supporting undergraduate teaching, this book is also a superb entry level text for postgraduates students with limited experience of polymers.
―Chemistry World, 2012
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