The Theory of Polymer Dynamics

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Clarendon Press, 1988 - Foreign Language Study - 391 pages
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This book provides a comprehensive account of the modern theory for the dynamical properties of polymer solutions. The theory has undergone dramatic evolution over the last two decades due to the introduction of new methods and concepts that have extended the frontier of theory from dilute solutions in which polymers move independently to concentrated solutions where many polymers converge. Among the properties examined are viscoelasticity, diffusion, dynamic light scattering, and electric birefringence. Nonlinear viscoelasticity is discussed in detail on the basis of molecular dynamical models. The book bridges the gap between classical theory and new developments, creating a consistent picture of polymer solution dynamics over the entire concentration range.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
STATIC PROPERTIES OF POLYMERS
8
References
43
1 Eigenfunctions of the Smoluchowski equation
83
References
89
1 The VerdierStockmayer model
129
IV Polarizability tensor of a Gaussian chain
135
1 Transformation to collective coordinates
180
1 Entropy of a polymer in a tube
215
References
283
DILUTE SOLUTIONS OF RIGID RODLIKE
289
1 Derivation of the Smoluchowski equation by
318
1 Tube dilation by orientational ordering
345
References
379
AUTHOR INDEX
386
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DYNAMICS OF A POLYMER IN A FIXED NETWORK
188

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M. Doi is at Nagoya University. S. F. Edwards is at University of Cambridge.

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