Elsevier Sequoia S.A., Lausanne - Printed in the Netherlands
Tribology. Published by Iliffe Science and Technology Guildford, Surrey, England, 1970; 123pp. Price 27-0-0.
Teaching Tribology contains the complete record, including papers presented, discussion, written contributions and the authors’ replies of a conference presented by the University of Leeds Institute of Tribology with the support of the Special Courses Division of the Department of Adult Education and Extramural Studies. The programme consisted of 14 sessions including the opening address by Professor D. Dowson and the final discussion. Twelve sessions were introduced by invited papers covering many aspects of the teaching of tribology and a miscellany of associated topics : The content of general awareness courses in tribology (C. Ettles), pp. 4-5. Industrial courses in tribology (D. Summers-Smith), pp. 12-13. Content of industrial courses in tribology (A. V. Williams), pp. 14-19. Teaching tribology in the Higher National Certificate (J. Schofield), pp. z-25. The content of Higher National Certificate and City and Guilds courses in tribology,
PP. 26-33. Undergraduate courses in tribology (D. Dowson), pp. 40-43. Post graduate courses in tribology (F. T. Barwell), pp. 46-48. Post graduate courses in tribology (D. A. Jones), pp. 49-55. Teaching bearing selection and design (M. J. Neale), pp. 67-69. Laboratory demonstrations and experiments in tribology (A. Cameron), pp. 70-71. Teaching aids in tribology (D. J. G. Holroyde), pp. 81-82. Examining in tribology (J. F. Archard), pp. 86-92. Tribology in schools (J. Halling), pp. 110-112. The proceedings present the current state of trends and developments in the teaching of tribology and should provide a valuable reference work for all concerned with education and training in the subject. The frank discussion by delegates of failure to provide suitable courses, the development of successful courses, the development of laboratory equipment, teaching aids and examining techniques add to the available background knowledge on the subject of teaching tribology. Although well laid out and clearly printed, it is in a journal rather than book form, and at g7 is expensive for a soft-backed rz4-page book. D.S. Wear, 16 (1970) 467