## Thermophysics of polymers I: theoryHerbert Baur provides a simple description of the theory of thermophysics of polymers. In order to illustrate the theoretical skeleton he has only treated the simple, easily comprehensible problems of polymer physics. These, however, in detail. The main points covered are: thermally excited conformation isomery of polymers; phonon gas of ideal polymer crystals; the dissipative thermo-mechanical behavior of polymers, new aspects of viscoelastic behavior, glass transistion, and crystallization. |

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Theoretical Aspects of Polymer Thermodynamics | 1 |

Homogeneous Mixtures | 27 |

Heterogeneous Systems | 51 |

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according arrested equilibrium assume bending modes boundary condition Bravais lattice Brillouin zone bulk modulus chain direction chain molecules chemical potentials coefficient of thermal components conformational isomers const constant corresponding crystalline curve Debye Debye relaxation deformation degrees of freedom density dependent dispersion relation displacements elastic enthalpy entropy equilibrium position equilibrium thermodynamics extensive quantities free energy free enthalpy frequency G-representation gauche-bonds Gibbs function Gibbs fundamental equation given glass transition group velocity harmonic approximation heat capacity Hence homogeneous internal energy internal equilibrium internal variable lamella lattice units leads linear chain liquid macroscopically relevant mass points mechanical melting modulus mole number molecular molecules non-equilibrium obtains parameter partial perturbation phase phonons polymer crystal pressure quantities quasi-elastic range relaxation relevant internal degrees respect response functions Sect segment so-called solution spectrum stretching modes temperature thermal expansion tion unit cell valid vector vibrations viscosity volume wave number