Key features include the following:
∗ First introductory, distance learning book covering polymer analysis
∗ Clear summaries of each analytical technique and extensive use of self–assessment questions and problems to aid student understanding.
∗ Clear examples of data analysis
∗ Assumes no previous knowledge of the analytical techniques being discussed
∗ Focuses on the properties of polymers, rather than on the analytical techniques and is therefore more accessible
∗ Provides comprehensive coverage of the range of techniques used to study polymeric materials
Polymer Analysis provides a very accessible introduction to the subject for laboratory technicians and scientists working in the polymer/plastics industry. As an introductory text, it also addresses the typical questions and problems encountered by students taking courses in polymer science, including undergraduates and postgraduates reading chemistry, materials science and physics.
Acronyms, Abbreviations and Symbols.
About the Author.
Responses to Self–Assessment Questions.
Glossary of Terms.
Units of Measurement and Physical Constants.
"an excellent introduction" (Chemistry & Industry, 20 May 2002)