10.668 Statistical Mechanics of Polymers

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Concepts of statistical mechanics and thermodynamics applied to macromolecules: polymer conformations in melts, solutions, and gels; Rotational Isomeric State theory, Markov processes and molecular simulation methods applied to polymers; incompatibility and segregation in incompressible and compressible systems; molecular theory of viscoelasticity; relation to scattering and experimental measurements.

This class has 10.568 as a prerequisite.

10.668 will be offered this semester (Fall 2019). It is instructed by G. C. Rutledge and A. Alexander-Katz.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 66-156.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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