# Polymers and Elastomers — Lesson 2, Part 3

Next, we will be investigating polymers and elastomers. The fact that we have separated these two categories may be confusing to some, as technically elastomers ARE polymers. Why such a distinction in our material families then?

References:
Ansys Granta EduPack 2021R1
Callister, W. D., & Rethwisch, D. G. (2018). Materials science and engineering : an introduction (10th ed.). Wiley.