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Unformatted text preview: GOALS: The course will provide a fundamental understanding of the structure/property relationships of amorphous and semi-crystalline polymers. The behavior of polymers in solution and solid state will be compared and contrasted to provide a molecular understanding of bulk properties. An understanding of thermodynamics is required. EVALUATION: Homework 50 pts Exam I & II 200 pts Exam III 100 pts Research Proposal 100 pts TOPICS TO BE COVERED: Phase Behavior Polymer - Solvent Interaction Polymer - Polymer Interaction Chain Dimensions (Scaling Laws) Amorphous/Glassy State Crystalline State Rubber Elasticity...
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- Spring '08