Summary Course Description
Discussion of knowledge as related to what science is, how it's done and how it leads to technology. Timeline of polymer developments is followed by several definitions required to understand other chapters.
Chapters 5 and 6
Several analogies for polymers help provide visual pictures of molecular size and behavior followed by chapter on compositional and architectual variations that expend on basic linear homopolymer structures.
Chapters 7 and 8
Discussion of how molecular composition variations lead to unique properties of polymers that in turn result in a variety of real-world applications that make our lives better, safer and more productive.
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