1R7. Understanding Viscoelasticity: Basics of Rheology. - N Phan-Thien (Mech Eng Dept, Natl Univ of Singapore, Singapore, 119260, Singapore). Springer-Verlag, Berlin. 2002. 145 pp. ISBN 3-540-43395-3. $34.95.

Reviewed by YA Rossikhin (Dept of Theor Mech, Voronezh State Univ of Architec and Civil Eng, ul Kirova 3-75, Voronezh, 394018, Russia).

Understanding Viscoelasticity is one of the titles from the Advanced Texts in Physics series, which aims to provide a comprehensive and yet accessible introduction to a field at the forefront of modern research. This book presents an introduction to viscoelasticity with the emphasis on the theories of dilute polymer solutions and melts, and dilute suspensions of rigid particles in viscous and incompressible fluids. The book is based on the set of lectures delivered by the author as a one-semester course in viscoelasticity at the National University of Singapore, and it contains the...

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