Physical Analysis for Tribology presents a unified approach to the study of wear in mechanical systems. Written by a leading expert who has studied and taught the subject both in Britain and the USA, this book will be valuable to researchers and students with a wide range of experience in tribology. The book concentrates on the methods of physical analysis and the applications of these techniques. This is then illustrated by a discussion of specific tribosystems. The early chapters provide an introduction to physical analysis that is thorough and rigorous. This prepares the reader with all the knowledge necessary to understand the subsequent discussion of applications. Although the description of systems is not exhaustive, the treatment and the theory are universal and will therefore be relevant to individual case studies. The book will appeal to tribologists from a wide variety of disciplines and will be of interest to researchers in physics, chemistry, metallurgy and mechanical engineering.