The primary focus of this book is the application of tribology to the design and analysis of bearings and related mechanical components. In order to make the book more useful to a wide audience, the authors attempted to maintain a balance between theory and practical application. In the view of this reviewer, they were quite successful in meeting that goal.

The orientation of the book is clear from the amount of space and coverage allocated to different topics in tribology. The first part of the book, which consists of four chapters and about 100 pages, presents an introduction to the field of tribology. The second part, about 275 pages in length, contains eight chapters dealing with fluid film bearings. The final part covers rolling element bearings in three chapters and about 100 pages. Therefore, the title of the book is quite accurate; it focuses on...

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