Dynamics of Polymeric Liquids: Kinetic Theory v. 2
This revision of an introductory text examines Newtonian liquids and polymer fluid mechanics. It begins with a review of the main ideas of fluid dynamics as well as key points of Newtonian fluids. The major revisions include extensive updating of all material and a greater emphasis on fluid dynamics problem solving. Summaries are presented of experiments describing the difference between polymeric and simple fluids. In addition the book traces, roughly in historical order, various methods for solving polymer fluid dynamics problems. Included are problems at the end of each chapter and appendixes to assist the reader in arriving at correct solutions.