INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER SCIENCE
Introduction to basic concepts of polymer science. Kinetics and mechanism of polymerization, synthesis and processing of polymers. Relationship of molecular conformation, structure and morphology to physical and mechanical properties. Structural and physical aspects of polymers. Molecular and atomic basis for polymer properties and behavior. Characteristics of thermoplastic and thermoset polymers for single and multicomponent systems. Understanding of the viscoelastic and relaxation behavior of single and muticomponent systems. Thermodynamics and kinetics of transition phenomena. Structure, morphology and behavior.