Credits: 5

Schedule: 28.10.2019 - 13.12.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

prof. Jukka Seppälä

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course the student

  • understands basics of polymer physics
  • understands structure hierarchy of polymers
  • understands basics of most important methods of polymer analysis
  • understands basic theories of polymer rheology
  • knows basics of stability and degradation of polymers
  • is able to calculate the above mentioned phenomena

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Structure hierarchy in polymers. Theoretical aspects related to polymer analysis, physics and rheology. Basics of stability and degradation of polymers. Calculation of polymer properties.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Other independent studying

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures 24 h
Exercises and demonstrations 12 h
Other independent studying 120 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Fried: Polymer Science and Technology, 2nd ed., Prentice Hall, USA, 2003, lecture material.

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Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Basics of polymer structures.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


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