1. Introduction. 2. Materials. Metals. Sintered metals. Minerals, ceramics, composites. Polymeric materials. Unfilled polymers. Filled polymers. 3. Lubricants. Introduction. Oils. Greases. Solid lubricants. 4. Unlubricated Systems. Metallic systems. Polymeric systems. Metal-polymer systems. Polymer-polymer systems. Other systems. 5. Lubricated Systems. Metallic systems. Solid metals. Sintered metals. Polymeric systems. Metal-polymer systems. Polymer-polymer systems. Other systems. 6. Lubrication Problems. Introduction. Preventing oil from spreading or creeping. Introduction. Fundamentals. Methods. Coatings (epilames). Self-coating (autoepilamizing). Coating (epilame) technology. Estimation of optimum volume of oil deposit. Lubricant durability. Lubrication under extreme conditions. Lubrication of polymeric systems. 7. Special Tribological Coatings. Introduction. Anti-friction coatings. Anti-wear coatings. 8. Experimental Techniques. Introduction. Friction. Oscillating motion of the rubbing element. Unidirectional motion of the rubbing element. Wear. Thermal effects. Quality of lubricants and coatings (epilames). Introduction. Lubricity of lubricants. Physicochemical properties of lubricants. Effects of interactions in lubricant-rubbing elements-ambient systems. Properties of coatings and epilames. Cleaning. Special investigations. 9. Tribological Aspects of Fine Mechanism Assemblies. Introduction. Typical plain bearings. Special bearings. Rolling bearings. Guides. Gears and transmissions. Couplings: clutches and brakes. Contacts, brushes. 10. Special Tribological Problems. Closing comments. References. Subject Index.