On completion of this course the learner will be able to: describe, without the aid of notes, the three primary functions of a bearing. Correctly identify, without the aid of notes, the component parts of a standard bearing. Explain, with the aid of notes, eight factors that will affect the choice of bearing for a particular application. List the most common bearing types. Describe, with the aid of notes, the main characteristics of each of the common types of bearing. Identify, with the aid of notes, the bearing type described by use of a basic designation. Identify, with the aid of notes, variants of a standard bearing design from information given in prefixes and suffixes applied to standard designations.