Syllabus

Methods of Instruction Theor. Appl. Lab. Total Credit ECTS Credit
42 - - 42 (303) 4

Semester

       Fall 2015-2016

Instructor

       Dr. Dilek IŞIK TAŞGIN

Schedule

       Lecture Hours: Friday 9:20-12:10

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the field of polymer science and engineering, providing an overview of the synthesis and structure of these materials; the crystalline and glassy states; solution properties and phase behaviour; mechanical and rheological properties. 

Textbook:

P.C. Painter, M.M. Coleman; Fundamentals of Polymer Science: An Introductory Text; Technomic Publishing; Second Edition; 1997.

Reference Books:

P.C. Painter, M.M. Coleman; Essentials of Polymer Science and Engineering; Destech Publications; 2009.

R.O. Ebewele; Polymer Science and Engineering; CRC Press; 2000.

P. C. Powell, A. J. Ingen Housz; Engineering with Polymers; CRC Press; 1998.

Attendance: 70% attendance of all lectures hours is required by the university’s regulations.

Grading Scheme: 

Midterm 1

25%

Midterm 2

25%

Final

40%

Quiz/HW

10%

 

Tentative Course Outline

Week

Topics

Reading

28 Sep - 2 Oct

Introduction, The Nature of Polymeric Materials

Chapter 1

5 Oct - 9 Oct

Polymer Synthesis

Chapter 2

12 Oct - 16 Oct

Kinetics of Step-Growth and Addition Polymerization

Chapter 3

19 Oct - 23 Oct

Statistics of Step-Growth polymerization

Chapter 4

26 Oct - 30 Oct

Copolymerization

Chapter 5

2 Nov - 6 Nov

Spectroscopy and The Characterization of Chain Structure

Chapter 6

9 Nov - 13 Nov

Spectroscopy and The Characterization of Chain Structure

Chapter 6

16 Nov - 20 Nov

Structure

Chapter 7

23 Nov - 27 Nov

Crystallization, Melting and Glass Transition

Chapter 8

30 Nov - 4 Dec

Thermodynamics of Polymer Solutions and Blends

Chapter 9

7 Dec - 11 Dec

Molecular Weight and Branching

Chapter 10

14 Dec - 18 Dec

Mechanical and Rheological properties

Chapter 11

21 Dec - 25 Dec

Mechanical and Rheological properties

Chapter 11