Abbreviated. 1. Introduction. 2. Physical properties of lubricants. Oil viscosity. Temperature characteristics of lubricants. Solubility of gases in oils. 3. Lubricants and their composition. Mineral oils. Emulsions and aqueous lubricants. Lubricant additives. 4. Hydrodynamic lubrication. Reynolds equation. Journal bearings. Hydrodynamic lubrication with non-Newtonian fluids. 5. Computational hydrodynamics. Non-dimensionalization of the Reynolds equation. Numerical analysis of hydrodynamic lubrication in real bearing. 6. Hydrostatic lubrication. Hydrostatic bearing analysis. Optimization of hydrostatic bearing design. Stability of hydrostatic and aerostatic bearings. 7. Elastohydrodynamic lubrication. Contact stresses. Elastohydrodynamic lubricating films. Traction and EHL. 8. Boundary and extreme pressure lubrication. Low temperature - load lubrication mechanisms. High temperature - high load lubrication mechanisms. 9. Solid lubrication and surface treatments. Lubrication by solids. Wear resistant coatings and surface treatments. 10. Fundamentals of contact between solids. Surfaces of solids. Friction and wear. 11. Abrasive, erosive and cavitation wear. Abrasive wear. Cavitation wear. 12. Adhesion and adhesive wear. Mechanism of adhesion. Control of the adhesive wear. 13. Corrosive and oxidative wear. Corrosive wear. Oxidative wear. 14. Fatigue wear.Fatigue wear during sliding. Means of controlling fatigue wear. 15. Fretting and minor wear mechanisms. Fretting wear. Impact wear. 16. Wear of non-metallic materials. Tribology of polymers. Tribology of polymer composites. Wear and friction of ceramics. Appendices. Index. References are included at the end of each chapter.