Mechanics, Department System Dynamics and Friction Physics

Japanese Edition of "Contact Mechanics and Friction"

The bestseller "Contact Mechanics and Friction. Physical Principles and Applications" by Prof. Valentin L. Popov has been published in Japanese by Verlag Maruzen ( This is the 10th edition of the book that was chosen as an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Magazine in 2017. Japanese is the sixth language in which the book is published, after German, English, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.

The Japanese translation was done by Ken Nakano, Professor at Yokohama National University.

The publisher Maruzen writes about the book:

English translation:
"Complete Japanese translation of the world's most read tribology masterpiece. With a strong focus on contact mechanics and a lucid description of the nature of solid-state friction, this book is a stepping stone to understanding friction phenomena (and related phenomena) at all scales, from atomic friction to earthquakes. It is a reference book in various fields of science and technology."