About Book: Special Features: · This edition of a classic text and reference - contains over a decade of updated content!· Provides a comprehensive polymer synthesis textbook appropriate for both novice and more advanced students and professionals· Enables the reader to understand and apply different methods for synthesizing polymers, understand and manipulate how reaction parameters are responsible for successful polymer synthesis; understand and control polymer molecular weight, branching and crosslinking and the chemical and physical structure of polymers About The Book: Principles of Polymerization, Fourth Edition presents the classic text on polymer synthesis, fully updated to reflect today's state of the art. Appropriate for novice and advanced students as well as professionals, this comprehensive yet accessible resource enables the reader to achieve an advanced, up-to-date understanding of polymer synthesis. Different methods of polymerization, reaction parameters for synthesis, molecular weight, branching and crosslinking, and the chemical and physical structure of polymers all receive ample coverage. A thorough discussion at the elementary level prefaces each topic, with a more advanced treatment following. Extensively updated, Principles of Polymerization, Fourth Edition provides an excellent textbook for today's students of polymer chemistry, chemical engineering and materials science, as well as a current reference for the researcher or other practitioner working in these areas.