By Bo N.J. Persson
Sliding friction is likely one of the oldest difficulties in physics and positively some of the most vital from a realistic perspective. the power to provide sturdy low-friction surfaces and lubricant fluids has turn into a huge consider the miniaturization of relocating parts in lots of technological units, e.g. magnetic garage, recording structures, miniature cars, and aerospace elements. This ebook provides a wide evaluate of friction and an in-depth therapy of a number of basic and comparable issues. This monograph might be worthy to physicists, chemists, fabrics scientists, and engineers who are looking to comprehend sliding friction. The e-book (or elements of it) shape the foundation for a contemporary undergraduate or graduate direction on tribology. the writer has been venerated via the Volvo prize (1981), the Walter-Schottky prize (1996), and the toilet Yarwood Memorial Medal (1998). New subject matters lined during this moment variation contain nanoindentation, put on in combustion engines, results of humidity, rolling and sliding of carbon nanotubes and the friction dynamics of granular materials.