Lecture Notes on Polymer Physics

The attached .PDF file contains a brief introduction to Polymer Physics.

The notes discuss some of most used models for polymer equilibrium (freely-jointed chain model, Gaussian model, worm-like chain model, ...) and dynamics (Rouse model). They also contain a short tutorial on numerical methods (Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics).

Please, consider these notes as still "work in progress": any commentary or observation which should help to improve them is most welcome!
Angelo Rosa,
Feb 9, 2015, 12:56 PM