Item description for Sliding Friction: Physical Principles and Applications (NanoScience and Technology) by Bo N. J. Persson...
Sliding friction is one of the oldest problems in physics and certainly one of the most important from a practical point of view. The ability to produce durable low-friction surfaces and lubricant fluids has become an important factor in the miniaturization of moving components in many technological devices, e.g. magnetic storage, recording systems, miniature motors and many aerospace components. This book will be useful to physicists, chemists, materials scientists, and engineers who want to understand sliding friction. The book (or parts of it) could also form the basis for a modern undergraduate or graduate course on tribology. This second edition covers several new topics including friction on superconductors, experimental studies and computer simulations of the layering transition, nanoindentation, wear in combustion engines, rubber wear, effects due to humidity, rolling and sliding of carbon nanotubes and the friction dynamics of granular materials.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 9.5" Height: 6.5" Weight: 2.25 lbs.
Release Date Jul 26, 2000
ISBN 3540671927 ISBN13 9783540671923
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Personal opinion: "Sliding Friction" by B.N.J. Persson Jul 1, 2001
The book by B.N.J. Persson has a unique position in the field of tribology. It manages to bridge naturally many length scales phenomena into a single comprehensive frame work, from macroscopic mechanics of friction and wear down to atomic level. The book gives an excellent overview of current state of scientific knowledge, and it is very useful both for beginners in the field and experts. As a Ph.D student, the book helped me to get familiar and interested in the field, and it is still a major reference for many of the things I do.
Excellent overview with emphasis on the physical principles Oct 6, 2000
Many different mechanisms can give rise to energy dissipation is sliding friction, depending on whether you are dealing with dry friction, boundary lubrication, hydrodynamic lubrication, or maybe electronic friction. In Bo Persson's book the physical models that capture the essential mechanisms of each regime are clearly described. At the same time, the reader learns about many recent (as well as classical) experiments in the field, including a broad list of references . I recommend the book to both graduate students and anybody who is working in the field or interested in the physical mechanisms of sliding friction.
Understanding friction Sep 25, 2000
This book is an excellent introduction to the physics of sliding friction. It puts an emphasis on the microscopic mechanisms underlying the phenomenon of friction. Everything is explained in a very clear way. Mathematics is kept to a minimum and only used to clarify things. The book also covers, in contrast to traditional books on tribology, topics like the friction on superconductors. I can recommend this book to both experienced scientists and graduate students who are interested in the physics of friction. I am sure you will enjoy reading it. Have fun!