MTSE-702 - Polymer Science

This course is an introduction to the chemistry and physics of synthetic polymers which include plastics elastomers and fibers. The synthesis of polymers their fundamental properties and the relations between their syntheses structure and properties will be studied. Among the topics discussed are the morphology thermal behavior solubility viscoelasticity and characterization of polymers. Copolymerization tacticity and sustainability of polymers will also be covered. (Graduate standing or permission of instructor) Class 3, Credit 3 (S)