Prerequisites: "C" or better in (CHEM 2310 OR CHEM 2311).
This course will provide an overview of polymer materials. It is intended as a first course in polymers for students with a background in material science, chemistry, or general engineering. The emphasis of the course will be on the use of polymer materials as engineering materials. After a brief study of the molecular structure of polymers and the general structure of polymeric solids, the course will then emphasize applications of polymers. At the end of the course, the student should have a wide appreciation of the ways polymers can be used, why and how certain polymers are selected for certain applications, and how polymers are formed or processed into something useful.