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FCK3108 Polymer Physics including Polyelectrolytes II 3.0 credits

This course co-exists with course FCK3107, which include lectures on fundamental polymer physics with a special focus on polyelectrolytes, which together is one of the true foundations of polymer science and engineering. Course FCK3107 includes the basic concepts in polymer science: bonds, molar mass concepts, chain conformation, rubber elasticity, polymer solutions, polyelectrolytes, glassy polymers and semicrystalline polymers. Course FCK3108 includes three scientific problems within the areas chain conformations of polymers, polyelectrolytes and semicrystalline polymers. The students are to present the solution in three separate reports (hand-in exercise).

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Within the areas chain conformation, polyelectrolytes and semicrystalline polymers the students are offered problems. Each student selects one problem per area and submit solutions before the final written examination. This is a part of the examination (INL1).

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course the doctoral student should have the knowledge and ability to

  • design, plan and carry out a project to address a scientific problem by experiments and, if necessary, a simulation/modeling study within the frame of the scientific field.
  • master more advanced problems within the discipline using simulation/modelling methods.

Course disposition

Three hand-in exercises

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Eligible for studies at the third-cycle level and passed courses in introductory courses in polymer science and engineering.

Recommended prerequisites

Introductory polymer science and engineering and thermodynamics.

Equipment

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Literature

Fundamental Polymer Science,  Ulf W. Gedde and Mikael S. Hedenqvist, Springer Nature, New York (2019). Lars Wågberg: Compendium and material from a few other sources.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F

Examination

  • INL1 - Hand in exercise, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Profile picture Lars Wågberg

Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

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Course web FCK3108

Offered by

CBH/Fibre and Polymer Technology

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Lars Wågberg, Ulf Gedde (gedde@kth.se)

Supplementary information

The course replaces the course F3E5055, 9.0 credits.

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at CBH/Fibre and Polymer Technology