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Published: 30 August 2019

448 Pages | 211 grayscale line figures and 14 halftones


ISBN: 9780199609802

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Tribology on the Small Scale

A Modern Textbook on Friction, Lubrication, and Wear

Second Edition

C. Mathew Mate and Robert W. Carpick

Oxford Graduate Texts

  • Incorporates a bottom-up approach
  • Enables students to connect theory to real-life applications with ease
  • Includes worked examples and chapter problems, which allow students to test their newfound knowledge
  • Covers topics not typically found in other tribology texts, such as surface energy and lubrication in confined spaces

New to this Edition:

  • All chapters updated to include the latest research results and emerging applications
  • Problem sets are now included for each chapter
  • New sections on Persson's theory on contact mechanics and the application of transition state theory to wear, viscosity, and friction
  • Incorporates a greatly expanded and more detailed chapter on wear