Essential Concepts of Bearing Technology 6/e builds a basic understanding of the fundamentals underlying the use, design, and performance of rolling bearings. It serves as a stand-alone introduction cutting across the array of disciplines necessary to evaluate and comprehend the performance and behavior of most types of rolling bearings. The authors derive the mathematics and theories underlying catalog values given by manufacturers and lead you from the various types of bearings through bearing geometry, applied loading, internal load distribution, deformation, functional performance, and structural materials. Includes a book website with additional data. The ESSENTIALS and ADVANCED books have been reorganized contentwise, to bring more topics into the ESSENTIALS volume.