When I came to Cambridge in 1979, Dr David Blackadder was giving a very good final year lecture course to the students on polymers. I inherited this course and later gave modified versions for a number of years. The lecture overheads are given below. At the time, I worked from overheads and would write a lot of information alongside what appears below. You will have to use your imagination as to what I wrote or contact me through email for more information.
Cambridge works on a Tripos basis and exams are very important. To aid understanding small group supervisions were given on all courses and examples papers set to test the students knowledge. If you really want to understand the lectures you need to attempt the examples questions for each section of the course.
- Polymers-1-intro (.pdf)
- Polymers-2-MMD (.pdf)
- Polymers-3-Stepwise polynmerisation (.pdf)
- Polymers-4-addition (.pdf)
- Polymers-5-Chain config (.pdf)
- Polymers-6-Xtal (.pdf)